Bronze Elegance


HISTORY

Raised by Georg Arends of Ronsdorf, Germany in 1956.
Award of Merit RHS Trial 1970.
Award of Garden Merit RHS, 1992.
A simplicifolia form from a seedling or sport of A. simplicifolia "Elegans".

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ASSESSMENT

Available from several nurseries and Garden Centres in UK and Europe.
Low growing plant with variable shaded flowers of pink.
Foliage bronze tinged.
Very good ground cover plant which will tolerate drier and shadier conditions.

Height of Plant

Low - 31-60cm

Flowering Time

Late - after July 31st

THE PANICLE
  colour Strong purplish-pink
  shape Pyramidal, drooping 
  length Short - up to 10cm
  width Narrow - less than 10cm
  density Loose
  Lowest branch
    angle of branching
50°
    length
9cm
    density of flowers Loose
THE FLOWER
  diameter Medium - 5-7mm
  Petal
    colour Strong purplish-red
    shape Obovate
    diameter Small - 3-4mm
  Sepal colour Light pink
  Filament colour Moderate pink
  Carpel colour Light purple
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THE LEAF
  size   5cm wide x 8cm long  
  colour   Mid-green  
  nodes colour   Green  
  stem colour   Green  
  Terminal Leaflet
    surface Glossy
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