Photo: Beautiful red flowers

Monday, July 17, 2017

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Apologies in advance to those of you who get really annoyed when I publish a photo without identifying the flower. One person even unsubscribed in protest. (I miss you - come back!)

Lee Lageschulte, as you know, takes beautiful flower photos - but she doesn't know many more flower names than I do. And my wonderful gardeners don't stay up as late as I do.

So it's up to you, green-thumbed readers, to identify this dramatic and beautiful flower!



Anonymous,  July 17, 2017 at 6:04 AM  

Crocosmia. BTW, it's really easy to do a google image search if you can't identify a particular plant or flower....

melissa banker July 17, 2017 at 7:27 AM  

My mom calls this Devils Tongue.

Unknown July 17, 2017 at 8:39 AM  

That is a Lucifer Crocus, I think also called Montbretia. They are good looking and hummingbirds and bees like them but you got to watch the runs on these things. They will take over your garden.

Anonymous,  July 17, 2017 at 8:42 AM  

That is a Lucifer Crocus, also known as Montbretia I beleive. Hummingbirds and bees like them a lot but you got to watch this thing. The runs will take over your garden.

Travis July 17, 2017 at 9:49 AM  

Crocosmia is what they are.

Anonymous,  July 17, 2017 at 2:07 PM  

Crocosmia - "Lucifer" - hummingbirds love it, and it "naturalizes" which means if you start with 5 in a couple of years you will have 15-20...

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