Today's bloom is Harlequin Flower (Sparaxis tricolor)

Bloom of the Day for September 7th, 2011:

Type of plant: Alpines and Rock Gardens, Bulbs, Perennials

Bloom color: Pale Pink, Pink, Rose/Mauve, Magenta (pink-purple), Fuchsia (red-purple), Red, Scarlet (dark red), Coral/Apricot, Orange , Red-Orange, Lavender, Medium Purple, Maroon/Burgundy, White/Near White, Cream/Tan

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 3-6 in. (7-15 cm), 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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pixie62560 wrote:
I grew these once and loved them. You captured the beauty and color of the flower perfectly!

sunnyg wrote:
Thank you! This was one of the first photos I took when I got my first DSLR. :-)

locakelly wrote:
Oh my - very lovely and another one I have never heard of! Beautiful shot sunny!!

WaterCan2 wrote:
Excellent shot, - just plain Excellent!! - Well done! ☺

Kell wrote:
Such a great color. Makes me want to buy this bulb for sure!