Plant of the Month – December

Chimonanthus praecox is a beautiful addition to your winter border. Delicate sweet and spicy scented flowers appear on bare branches from December to February followed by slightly scented leaves. This variety has pale yellow, almost translucent flowers with striking maroon interiors. They can take a few years to flower but plant them against a warm wall to encourage a longer flowering period. Make sure it’s somewhere you can appreciate the scent.