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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Chesneya Lindl.
Chesneya
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

About 20-30 species in the Middle East and Central Asia; a few reach eastward into Mongolia and India. In the FSU 25 herbaceous species, all in Central Asia. Many are ornamental.

C. ferganensis Korsh.

Central Asia (Fergansky Range, Issyk Kul Lake). Rocky slopes, riverside terraces, 1,700-2,000 m.

Taproot thick and long, rhizome woody, much-branched. Stems thin, creeping, numerous, 10-20 cm. Entire plant covered with white hairs. Leaves odd-pinnate, leaflets mostly 2-3, rare 4, pairs, cuneate-obovate, 7-9 x 3-5 mm. Flowers solitary, large, 1.0-1.7 cm long, numerous. Calyx reddish, corolla red, bright yellow at base within. V - early spring to late autumn. Fl - mid spring (May) for 3-4 weeks. Fr - mid summer (July). P - by seed. Requires a sunny place and well-drained soil. Can grow many years once established. Good for slopes and the rock garden. Very attractive in flower. Z 6 (5). New.

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