Thursday, 13 October 2011
Echeveria flowers, third wave.
A first for me is e. walpleana. This plant was new last year and has grown well. I got it for the unusual leaves which are more long and thin than most forms. It seems to clump nicely which is good especially if it is going to flower like this. The flowers themselves are big and a nice strong red. It is just a shame that they are on such long stalks, but can't complain too much when the heads look like this:
Most of these will carry on until the first frosts and will then be replaced by few winter flowering varieties which are kept inside (if I can sneak them past my OH). For now though, I will hold onto the last of summer.