- adj. of plants that bloom during the winter
“At his neck and wrists were frills of ivory lace and in his buttonhole a spray of winter-flowering cyclamen.”
“Btw our winter-flowering Jasmine has just burst floor into bloom and lightened these dark days of December; you post likewise.”
“This star-shaped, red, winter-flowering plant was a special favorite long before the arrival of Columbus.”
“Botanist Alan Bennell said: This first surfaced when East European chemists reported finding a Viagra-type chemical in the floral tissues of winter-flowering heaths.”
“He was always experimenting with drinks made from different plants and one day he tried an infusion from his winter-flowering heather.”
“The plant is winter-flowering heather, and botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, many of them heather experts who have recognised the source of its active ingredient, now expect it to be the next must-have plant in British gardens.”
“He said: As yet, the active ingredient has not been found in these British forms, but it is proving to be most concentrated in many of the widely available hybrids sold as winter-flowering heather in garden centres.”
“The plant is winter-flowering heather, and botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, many of them heather experts who have recognized the source of its active ingredient, now expect it to be the next must-have plant in British gardens.”
“Sky like the inside of a saucepan and a mean little drizzle stinging your face, garden sunk deep in midwinter gloom, except for the winter-flowering cherry trees with small, sugar-pink blossoms prinking from bare branches to lift the heart.”
“The winter-flowering race blooms freely at a still earlier period, although the plants are less vigorous than other varieties.”
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