Its flower reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe painting.
Crepe like pure white petals with a yellow centre
which is why some people refer to this as the fried egg plant.
I have heard of no one who was able to grow one by digging up a stem or a root division...they are just plain finicky.
Years ago when Royal Roads hosted the annual Garden and Flower Show I ordered one of these "hard to grow" seedlings from The Duncan Specialty Nursery which unfortunately is no longer in business.
It took 3 years to get my plant as they had trouble meeting the demands for this plant. I have seen a few of these plants for sale at The Demitasse in Oak Bay but I think they get snapped up pretty quickly...
so if you are interested you may have to pre-order one from your local nursery or garden centre and be patient and wait.
It has been happily blooming every summer and it asks very little in the way of TLC or ongoing maintenance.
I have never tried to cut one of these delicate flowers for indoors
as I feel that they would wilt almost immediately.
Beautiful flowers continue to inspire me to be a better gardener,
to experiment with new and different varieties of plants
to rearrange the beds once in awhile
to keep The Humble Bungalow Garden interesting and exciting.
Gardening is a very rich and rewarding hobby...
one gets fresh air, exercise, and there is an element of creativity involved.
Reading garden books in the off season allows me to plan and dream of the changes that I might consider making in the garden...
as any consummate gardener knows
a garden is NEVER finished!
I like to think of gardening as "painting with flowers and plants."
Do you enjoy pottering about in the garden?
Do you have a favourite flower?
Don't forget to enter the scarf giveaway if you have not yet done so...see the previous post and Good Luck!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~