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Parochaetus communis

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17th August 2008

Parochaetus communis occurs in East Africa and the Himalaya. The East African forms are slightly tender with distinct brown marks on the leaves and are a bit tender. The forms from the Himalaya are a bit tougher, tend to be deciduous and produce small tubers underground.
I think this is the East African form, which has recently been renamed Parochaetus africanus, but it is an unfamiliar name to use, and I am going to confirm the identity before I make the change!

14th December 2008

Regardless of the details of identity, it is a fantastic blue flowered plant that spreads vigorously by runners.

12th April 2009

It has come through a seriously cold winter which is very satisfying.

3rde January 2010