Carpe Diem #652, Pheasant’s Eye (Fukujusoo)

Pheasant’s Eye (good fortune and long life) begins to show new leaves in February and March in Japan.  In my areas the Christmas Rose or Heliotrope is know to bloom anytime from December to March.  This plant is one that takes patience as it takes from two to four years for it to bloom.  Mine has begun to flourish as it starts it’s 3rd year, but has not yet blossomed.  This white flower has a green center that turns pink as it ages.

white christmas rose
blushes with pink
as spring approaches
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By Wildfeuer  via Wikimedia Commonsheliotrope blooms
heliotrope blooms
a celebrated moment
rewarding patience
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