Flowers on Friday

I have featured this flower before, but couldn’t help photographing some recently in the Lost Gardens of Heligan. I love these flowers and how the petals droop as they age. With their swirling skirts I always think of them as ‘little dancers’.

Helenium ‘Riverton Beauty’: Tall, upright and robust with clear, butter yellow flowers and a central brown cone.

Helenium ‘Riverton Gem’: A tall and robust selection forming a large bush of upright stems with mid green leaves topped with a magnificent display of orange flowers with yellow tips in mid to late summer.

With Storm Lorenzo hitting our shores (my little Aussie grandson thinks it is hilarious that he has a storm named after him), these flowers will probably be finished by the end of the weekend. But hopefully the pictures will brighten up your Friday.


21 thoughts on “Flowers on Friday

    • Thanks Jo, well remembered! Not sure we will be doing anything though, it is sunny but a heck of a wind, you wouldn’t want to be close to a cliff edge today!

  1. Batten down the hatches. Not so bad here so far, let’s hope that continues! Heleniums are a real favourite, especially the burnt orange ones.

  2. Such vibrant shades – I hope Storm Lorenzo didn’t do too much damage. Here people were worried but it passed as a pretty standard autumn storm thankfully with little damage.

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