This week at Bumbles we are loving Echinacea, Hydrangea and Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’.
Echinacea is a hardy perennial that survives very cold winters.
Plants become dormant in winter and re-emerge in spring in glorious shades of pink, orange, yellow, red, and chartreuse, as well as a range of flower forms—standard shuttlecock to horizontal ruffs to doubles with a powder-puff centre.
What more could you ask?
With immense flower heads, Hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm.
These exuberant plants are easy to cultivate, tolerant of almost any type of soil, and produce abundant blooms with beguiling colours ranging from clear blue, vibrant pink, frosty white, lavender, and rose blossoms—sometimes all blooming on the same plant!
Regarded as one of the hardiest cultivars, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ adds a tropical flair to any garden.
Beginning in mid-Summer and continuing into early Autumn in some climates, brilliant flame-red flowers stand in rows on wiry, gracefully arched stems that make the ultimate statement in the garden, or in a vase!