This species was only recently described by botanist Julian Shaw in 2012 from a collection in Hoang Lien Son range on the second summit trail of Phansi Pu in Vietnam. These are second-generation seed-grown plants from a 2011 recollection by Floden-Mitchell & Wynn-Jones.
A Roy Lancaster introduction of the variety chinensis from Yunnan, China (which in of itself is reason enough to have this plant in the collection) of an invaluable winter blooming shrub tolerant of deep shade with white fragrant flowers from late fall into early winter. Superb shade evergreen shrub.
From a Goddard-Wynn-Jones 2002 collection on the Singalila Ridge near Darjeeling in Northern India at 2450 meters. A strong grower with fragrant white flowers October to January which are followed by blackish fruit. This dislikes freezing winds but who doesn't? Thanks to Jim Fox for sharing this goody.
Little gem of a Stachys we brought back from Scotland in 2013 although we hate parting with any, to be honest. Super compact with tight rich green rugose leaves and short spikes of snow white flowers of a purity and innocence so unsullied that felt compelled to ask permission prior to dividing. Perfect rock garden plant.
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