Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Devil You Say ...

Or maybe you don't? I'm not sure if this Crocosmia/Montbretia is indeed 'Lucifer' or another cultivar. Whatever it may be, I'm grateful to a generous gardener named Diane who was moving to Wimberley and offered on Craigslist to let fellow gardeners dig plants from her West University garden. I think of her every summer when these flaming blooms appear in my garden. I hope she's enjoying life in the Hill Country as much as I'm enjoying these handsome devils.

5 comments:

Carol said...

Those are red.

LindaCTG said...

I'm red with envy! I tried crosomias last year. No luck. I'm going to explore them more, since that is one eye-whopper.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Love them! You have so many pretty wildflowers!! Is that a clasping coneflower next to it?

Cindy, MCOK said...

Carol, which are red? Mine or Lucifer, LOL? Weather differences, especially temperature, may account for color differences.

Linda, I've got bulbs for these that I dug last year. E-mail me your address and I'll mail you some. They might even come up this year.

MT, that's some kind of Rudbeckia but don't ask me which one. I know I've bought several named varieties, as well as species, over the years. I think there's some cross-breeding going on! I really like the ones with red markings in the center.

Cindy, MCOK said...

OK, now I understand Carol's comment: she tells me she meant they are RED!!! :-)