Chinese Rice Paper Plant, St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight

Chinese Rice Paper Plant, St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight

Observation - Chinese Rice Paper Plant, St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight - UK and Ireland. Description: Have grown this plant in my garden for a few years but this is the first time I have seen it flower!Rice paper is extracted from it's stems in E. Asia, it is also highly ornamental having huge fan like leaves. The flowers are attractive to bees.Last year

Have grown this plant in my garden for a few years but this is the first time I have seen it flower!Rice paper is extracted from it's stems in E. Asia, it is also highly ornamental having huge fan like leaves. The flowers are attractive to bees.Last year it got damaged by frost but it made a good recovery and has been flowering since November.The young leaves are covered by a whitish felt adding to their decorative value.It seems to sucker readily.