The title of the post is a bit of a pun. It is my third post on C. variegatum (I like them), and since I last mentioned them, we’ve bought two more so we now have three.
I just took this photo which shows the original one (on the left) and the second one (in the corner of the windowsill). The plant between them is an Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’; more about that in a later post. The window faces Southwest and gets about six hours of direct sunlight a day this time of year, more at midsummer.
This being the UK, the sun doesn’t shine every day… but they still get a lot of light and it’s motivating them to grow.
This is the plant on the left, and it has four new leaves. One of them is still pretty small and may be a bit hard to spot, but it’s there. I’m chuffed with this; it already grew two nice new leaves in December(!) and I think it’s doing pretty well.
The plant on the right is also at work; here’s a close up of the top of the stem.
It’s harder too see what’s going on here because the shoots are much smaller, but I think it also has four. I could be mistaken, but we’ll find out soon enough.
Our third C. variegatum is not on the first photo above, but here it is on its own.
It may not be evident from the photo, but it’s considerably smaller than the other ones. I got this a week ago from a local garden centre, and as always, they gave no information at all about which cultivar it is (I asked, but no cigar). I think it may be an ‘Iceton’, but it’s hard to know; there seem to be hundreds of C. variegatum cultivars about.
This plant wasn’t actually for sale when we were at the garden centre. They’d checked it recently and it still only had the roots it had grown in its previous pot; it wasn’t ready to be sold.
I persuaded them to sell it anyway, and it seems to be happy enough so far. As you can see here, enlarging part of the previous frame, it also has a couple of shoots.