a week of flowers

I shall be joining Cathy of ‘Words and Herbs’ in her aim to bring cheer to the dark days of December. Back in 2017 (can it really be five years ago?) I had an Alternative Advent Calendar on my flower blog showing the wonderful flowers that were in bloom along the George V Memorial Walk in Hayle during November. I haven’t been able to get to the garden this November so I am going to reuse those beautiful blooms which hopefully will bring some brightness into our lives.

Schizostylis coccinea are often better known as ‘Hesperantha coccinea’

31 Comments Add yours

  1. pommepal says:

    I don’t know this one, but it is so pretty. Does it have a scent?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Mmm… not sure if they are fragrant. I don’t grow them myself but might try next year if I remember to buy the bulbs!

  2. Ann Mackay says:

    Hesperantha is a lovely plant and I have two here. Unfortunately they come into flower very late and get caught by the frost. (I can’t help wondering if they flower so late because they’re waiting for a bit more moisture in the ground. Must try watering them more!)

    1. Heyjude says:

      It does like moist soil and is also known a River lily, which suggests it does well in a bog garden. I really ought to try them.

      1. Ann Mackay says:

        I think I will be moving mine when I build the planned small bog garden… 🙂

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