in decay Echinacea purpurea ‘Rubinglow‘ is an outstanding short-stemmed variety of Coneflower with big, heavily petalled brilliant magenta flowers surrounding dark brown central cones.
Ginger Lilies are striking perennials and highly prized for their exotic-looking foliage and brightly coloured flowers. They will thrive in full sun or light shade where there is a reliable source of moisture in summer and will survive outside in warmer parts of the country if the crown is protected by a dry mulch. InContinue reading “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 andContinue reading “Flowers on Friday”
This is the month of the Michaelmas Daisy, or Aster or Symphyotrichum or whatever name has been decided upon this year. I mean who is going to remember Symphywhotsit! The feast day of St Michael the Archangel on the 29th September coincides with the peak flowering season of autumn flowering Asters. Which is how theyContinue reading “Flower of the Month: September”
Now is the time of year when foliage begins to take centre stage in the northern hemisphere.