Colour Your Life campaign chooses carnival theme for February

The Rio Carnival in Brazil is the inspiration behind the Colour Your Life campaign's theme for February.

Drawing on the sequined outfits of carnival dancers, the campaign suggests promoting the whispy blooms and bare branches of Hamamelis.

Suggested varieties for promotion include:

  • Hamamelis x intermedia is a great species for fragrant late winter flowers. It is a medium-large shrub that can reach up to 4m in height and spread at maturity
  • ‘Allgold’ is always popular with its yellow flowers, as is ‘Arnold Promise’, with its large yellow flowers
  • ‘Pallida’ and ‘Sunburst’ are also good choices
  • ‘Sunburst’ is the perfect choice if space is limited as it is more compact at growing to 2.5m
  • Hamamelis mollis (Chinese witch hazel) bears very fragrant yellow flowers
  • Hamamelis vernalis (Ozark witch hazel) bears flowers in a range of colours from yellow through orange to red-tinged.

For more details on basic planting information and the campaign’s fascinating facts tool, log on to www.colour-your-life.co.uk.

 

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