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.
How tall is it? It looks lovely.ReplyDelete
Mine is about 18" tall~it's very delicate and would look scrumptious with dray leaved plants and deep purple.Delete
I love it! But then what do I know? I'm one of those 'unfashionable' gardeners who sees beauty in dandelions, too, especially when there's little else for the pollinators. This plant is new to me, and I like the graceful stems and buds. Like Freda, I'd like to know how tall it is.ReplyDelete
18inches in my garden...delicate and lovely and Like you I adore dandelions!Delete
Neat little flower! I'll look for it around here!ReplyDelete
A sweet crush indeed. I think I've seen it growing wild here before.~~DeeReplyDelete
She is quite pretty and will stand out from a distance. So, go back and get some more.ReplyDelete
It is very crush worthy, dear Gail, a real keeper! I am impressed that it has its own pollinator, too. Very special indeed.ReplyDelete
I like her bloom AND her name!ReplyDelete
it is a good name!Delete
What a beautiful lady. Love her.ReplyDelete
I love this and can see why you love her too. I am just getting into adding yellows into my gardens. She's a lovely flower with a sweet name too. Enjoy.ReplyDelete
Nice flower ! Looking like a dandelion is a plus !ReplyDelete
It is beautiful, and you have started it's new fan club...ReplyDelete
But at first glance, I often mistake it for a dandilion....
What a beauty and I love their sunshiny face....ReplyDelete
I think it's a beauty! :o) I looks like a fancy dandelion but then again I like dandelions!ReplyDelete
Me, too! I love the orange that flashes on this dandelion look-a-like.Delete
It is a pretty flower, and not one that grows around here I think. May get the cold shoulder in some quarters because of its passing resemblance to a dandelion.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, sunny colour! It's not a flower I'm familiar with - thank you for "introducing" us! :)ReplyDelete
Looks like a cross between a dandelion and a coreopsis. I bet the bees go nuts over it. Have a great weekend, Gail.ReplyDelete
Reminds me of Marigolds, too. Does it have a scent? It's very bright and cheery.ReplyDelete
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