Anagallis x "Wildcat blue"
This hybrid is another of the "Proven Winners" I've come across this year that I just really liked. More of a ground cover, it is 10-12" in height, a very true blue bloomer that flowers all summer long. Heat tolerant it is hardy in zones 9-11 but otherwise is an annual. Full sun, good for borders and really nice in containers. Read below the fold...
Considered to be the oldest cultivated plants in the world, Colocasias have a ten thousand year history in Asia. In the southern US they are quite invasive. Clump forming up to 4', hardy in zones 7-11. Needs lots of water and can grow in shallows. This cultivar introduced this year.
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A classic from old fashioned gardens, Lantana grows 3-4'. It's a pretty common annual (tender perennial zones 10-11 where it naturalizes fast and is listed as highly invasive), all parts of the plant are mildly toxic.
Gaillardia grandiflora "Mesa Yellow"
Blanket Flower -- so called because they used to cover the prairies in North America... and the original stock can still be found there. This is a fairly new hybrid, "Mesa Yellow" and it is really a beautiful clear yellow and has a very soft appearance. It's all kinds of tolerant and is a first year blooming perennial. Read below the fold...
Seriously, I am not trying to steal the show from YesMaybe. It's just that I started noticing them more since Insectidotes started. Although I always do try to throw in the random pollinator for Lambert.
This is an early morning, in the dew, image. Read below the fold...
Flowers that open to the ground are fairly hard to shoot and get a decent view of. This one was so pretty and I really liked the fuzzy aspect of it, and so shot it from laying on the ground and into the sun to get this image. Into the sun is always an iffy proposition but I thought this one came out nicely.
Don't know what it is though. Read below the fold...