Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 18, 2012 -- blue starflower

This starflower is the most beautiful blue. It's one of those early spring flowers that looks like star of Bethlehem, but isn't. I couldn't remember its name, but I knew it had come from Brent and Becky's Bulbs many years ago, so I scoured their online catalog looking for it. I now know it's Ipheion uniflorum "Jessie." It's only about 4 inches tall and has flat foliage that smells like garlic. So, so pretty--and so far it's holding up well in a vase, too. Here I've combined it with marsh marigolds (the yellow flowers) and one stinking hellebore leaf.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful flowers, but it is the vase that has me intrigued today.