Sunday, May 16, 2010

Three Yellow Flowers

Three Yellow Flowers
Osteospermum
Osteospermum ecklonis ‘Lemon Margarita’
(oss-tee-oh-SPUR-mum) (ek-LON-iss)
Synonyms: Spoon Daisy

At the nurseries yesterday I snapped a few pictures and I noticed later reviewing the photos that were a lot of yellow flowers. This Osteospermum was an odd color. Since there was a whole bench of them it almost looked like a brown flower. Is that even a flower color? Even with the bit of an odd color they looked nice all blooming together and this genus usually always appears graceful. They didn’t make it into the truck has I have had some hot weather problems with them.


This unknown rose was a beautiful color yellow. Really rich. Too bad it was in the shade a little when photographed. This flower was actually on a rose tree, which seems to be making a come back after vanishing from the wholesale trade around here for a few years. It was too expensive so that stayed at the nursery too.


Lantana
Lantana camara ‘Chapel Hill Yellow’
(lan-TAN-a) (kuh-MAR-uh)

This is actually a plant that we bought yesterday. It was still inside the large greenhouse and was shining among the sea of green from the other plants. It is a cross between Miss Huff and New Gold. The Monrovia site said that it is hardy to 0 deg. F when established but I don’t believe it. Most other Lantanas are rated much warmer. I like growing Lantana because it doesn’t need much care (in water), comes in a nice range of colors and the animals don’t really like to eat it. If the growing conditions are right it can spread nicely over rough areas.

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13 comments:

Kathy said...

I have seen these African daisies in new, muted colors in one of our nurseries here in Arizona. I also saw brown petunias for the first time this season. They were actually quite pretty, as are these!

Denise said...

A wonderful post with many beautiful flowers. Thank you so much for sharing them.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

i love garden...i would like tive inside one
great shots

Ana said...

These are beautiful! The rose looks so delicate with added bonus of water drops, what a great picture. And I love lantana - one of my favourite flowers, should get one for my garden too :)

EG Wow said...

Is there a secret to growing osteospermum? I buy them flowering but once the flowers have gone by they never bloom again!

I have much better luck with lantanas!

Les said...

We are far south enough that there are several lantanas that are reiliably hardy. Last year the Chapel Hills were tauted as hardy, but we opted to sell them as annuals until we knew for sure. It was a good thing in that most of them did not come back for us or our customers.

Kala said...

The lemon margaritas are my favorite1

Stephany said...

Bright, beautiful captures! The coloring on the daisies is so unusual. I love the yellow rose.

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Angie said...

Great shots! Thanks for your visit.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Les, thanks for the info. if you can't keep them over the winter we wouldn't have a chance. It seems more and more they are trying to push the hardiness envelope but in the end it is nature that decides.

eden said...

Such beautiful yellow blooms. And my favourite is the yellow rose. Great captures. Thanks for the visit.

Jon Storey said...

Love the shot of the Osteospermum.