You're probably asking yourself, "What ever does she see in that flower?"
Come on admit it, you are!
|Ray flowers, no disk flowers do remind me of dandelions|
|The orange tinted flowers pop in the garden|
You'll have to take my word for this~Two-flowered Cynthia is a keeper!
It's a delightful native flower that blooms for a long time, is tolerant of all, but, the most water logged soils and is visited by many pollinators~bumblebees, honeybees, Little carpenter bees, Cuckoo bees, Mason bees, beetles, flower flies, predatory wasps, skippers and butterflies.
It even has its very own specialist bee~the Andrena krigiana.
Wishing now that I had gotten more than one plant. I am certainly going to let this aster go to seed! Lot's more will be lots better!
Middle Tennesseans, you can find Krigia biflora at GroWild Nursery, that's where it called my name and jumped into my arms!
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.