20 July 2011

Crocosmia and fennel

One of my favorite combinations is looking lovely in the front garden right now:

Crocosmia 'Lucifer' and bronze fennel. Both beautiful, and wonderfully carefree, fazed neither by our cold winters or out current week of blisteringly hot, dry weather.

5 comments:

valleyclay said...

Love Crocosmia! However, the only thing I love about purple fennel is the color and fragrance. Here is z6b it is a nasty self seeder with a taproot to China and beckons to every wasp within a mile to come pollinate!

Tom said...

So pretty! I finally got to see it in person this year (for the first time ever) and I need more more more of it!

Greensparrow said...

Valleyclay,
Climate makes all the difference. The fennel does self-seed for me, but not obnoxiously. Though I do tend to deadhead it to reduce the numbers.
Tom,
Go for it!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Love this combination! I wish that I had space in front of my fennel for some crocosmia... *sigh*

Cassy said...

Crocosmia flower is so gorgeous. Love it.

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