Beesia calthifolia

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Beesia calthifolia

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A little known Chinese member of the Ranunculaceae which is rarely offered. It has beautiful dark green shining orbicular leaves on long thin, but stiff petioles. The leaves have substantial texture and an overlay of dark peaty-brown staining which varies in intensity with the time of year. At its best it rivals a piece of well patinated bronze. Named calthifolia after the resemblance to the shape and arrangement of leaves in our native Marsh Marigold, but Beesia is a lot classier, indeed my brother’s wedding buttonholes were set off with these lovely leaves. The flowers are starry, a little like an enlarged tiarella on stiff stems, creamy white and produced continuously. For moisture retentive, humus rich soil in shade. This plant was introduced to cultivation by Dan Hinckley, a fact for which he is deservedly proud.

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Beesia calthifolia

Beesia calthifolia is a little known Chinese member of the Ranunculaceae which is rarely offered. It has beautiful dark green shining orbicular leaves on long thin, but stiff petioles. The leaves have substantial texture and an overlay of dark peaty-brown staining which varies in intensity with the time of year. At its best it rivals a piece of well patinated bronze. Named calthifolia after the resemblance to the shape and arrangement of leaves in our native Marsh Marigold, but Beesia is a lot classier, indeed my brother’s wedding buttonholes were set off with these lovely leaves. The flowers are starry, a little like an enlarged tiarella on stiff stems, creamy white and produced continuously. For moisture retentive, humus rich soil in shade. This plant was introduced to cultivation by Dan Hinckley, a fact for which he is deservedly proud.

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