Saturday, February 7, 2009
Crocosmia and World Domination
I suspect they are becoming an invasive weed here around Sydney, as I have begun to see them all along roadsides in numbers which suggest a gathering of troops.
In addition to thier bullying tactics with other plants around my garden, the flowers have changed from a lucious deep solid red, to this sort of red-ish and orange affair, which are pretty enough - I admitt! But not the glorious red that won me over. Most likely the colour change indicates that these were a hybrid, which now is reverting to one of its parents types - and 'showing thier true colours' so to speak.
I will most likely be eliminating these after flowering this season, so lets enjoy them now.
Crocosmia at Wiki
Crocosmia at BBC
Again no time to write, tis a good thing its not what Im paid to do.