Today's bloom is Hesperantha Species (Hesperantha vaginata)

Bloom of the Day for July 25th, 2013:

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

Bloom color: Bright Yellow

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

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

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

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speediebean wrote:
What a remarkably beautiful bloom!!! I have questions about it, if you please. I read under "Information", it says "Type of plant: Alpines...". To me, the word "Alpine" indicates cold; could be cold nights, could be snow, could be dry cold. Am I off base? On the other hand, everything else I find about it shows that it will not tolerate very cold conditions, nor wet ones. So, ... does

HoneybeeNC wrote:
speedie - the cold hardness says it grows in zones 9a-11. I don't think those zones get cold weather very often.

sunkissed wrote:
Really is an amazing bloom. Speediebean, I found this for you, looks like a native in Africa, however the photographer is in Greece. But is a warm climate flower... http://www.anniesannuals.com/plt_lst/lists/search/lst.srch.asp?prodid=478&srch_term=Hesperantha

speediebean wrote:
Thank you for the info Honey, and thank you for the link Sunkissed. Well PHOOEY!! Looks like I'm gonna have to move to a warmer zone... Gosh, I'm sure gonna miss DH!! < =( heeheeheee

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