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 thoughts on “Macro Monday #51

    • 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.

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