Macro Monday #51

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Aristea Capitata ‘Blue Spectre’ / Blousuurkanol

A herbaceous perennial from South Africa that will form thick clumps of evergreen, iris-like sword-shaped leaves year round, which stand upright to 1.5 meters. The bright indigo blue flowers are fragrant and each are about 1″ wide with purple stamens and yellow anthers.Β They are pollinated by bees, attract butterflies and only appear in spring, followed by attractive dry flower stems.

(Seen in the garden on St Michael’s Mount)


14 Comments Add yours

  1. What a colour combination. Will you grow / have you grown them in yours?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I will have a look for them in the Hardy Exotics nursery just down the road. Not sure how they cope with wind, where they are growing they are sheltered by large granite cliffs. But definitely pretty things.

  2. Arkenaten says:

    Nice! Have not seen one of these before. Must look out for it.

  3. Jui says:

    lovely click!

  4. restlessjo says:

    Meg’s right (again! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ) Striking colouration.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Meg is ALWAYS right πŸ™‚

      1. restlessjo says:

        😦 😦

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Oh wow it’s gorgeous and totally new to me πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I had to look this one up, I didn’t know what it was either!

  6. BeckyB says:

    oh this is gorgeous . . . .as Meg and Jo say striking colour combination

  7. This is lovely – I don’t think I’ve seen this flower before.

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