Bupleurum fruticosum - 9cm pot
Shrubby hare’s ear. A reasonably fast growing shrubby perennial with lovely blue-grey leaves that have a waxy feel to them. Beautiful umbels of soft greenish-yellow flowers that appear from midsummer, becoming more buttery in colour as they age. Think Mediterranean when placing this plant in the garden – it does really well in coastal areas, or hot, dry gardens and is fully hardy. Mine is growing in gravel in a very dry corner next to the house where it gets only occasional rain. Full size approx. 1-2m high and wide (after about 3 years). Full sun and average soil is best. Only water to establish and then don't water it after that. Both flowers and foliage are good for cutting. 9cm pot.