Ajania pacifica – Pacific chrysanthemum.
A long-lived member of the Astraceae family, originating from central and eastern Asia. Grows to a height of 30 – 40cm forming a clump some 50 – 60cm wide. Green leaves edged with a narrow band of silver place it in the variegated plant category.
It loves light and sun but will also thrive in dappled shade. It prefers a slightly acidic soil and is problem-free in the right conditions. Can withstand temperatures down to -20C.
In the autumn months, October and November, it has bright yellow flowers which are loved by butterflies, birds and bees.
In landscape design terms it looks good in the centre of a group of plants or as edging by a path. It is also happy growing in containers and an attractive usage would be to line one side of a path or terrace with this plant in matching pots. Also very useful in containers on balconies.
The Palm Centre is open 1st June – 31st October but you can visit at any other time by appointment. Telephone: 0252 262 2892 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Palm Centre is unique in our region and well worth a visit. Definitely a place to take visitors from UK and such a refreshing change from the downtown plant sellers in Fethiye.