Monday, 2 August 2010

My perfect flower

Here it is, my perfect flower:



It's kitabelia 'Chalice', and it's the most beautiful flower I think. I grew the plant quite a few years ago now, from seed and it thrives in my garden, beside a small white rose, and near to the path so I can see it every time I pass. I love the freshness of the colours - simple white with bright emerald green. It flowers on untilo teh first frost, followed by generous seed heads.
I think there is at elast one other variety of kitabelia, but I need to do some more research.
It would have to go some to beat this beauty, though. What do you think?

2 comments:

Clematis Crazy said...

That's a lovely flower MrsL, I have never seen or heard of it before, lovely :)

Vivianne said...

I'm so glad you posted this ! My Mum had one of these in a container; after she died and I was trying to sort out her garden, I looked at the label (rare, she hardly ever used them) and because of the handwriting/rain, thought it was 'kitabella'. I am so glad to find out its real name :-)