Monday, July 8, 2013

Today's Favorite Plant - Cypella coelestis

Of course this plant had two blooms open the day AFTER my open garden!


Goblet Flower is an Iris relative and blooms July-September. Each stem blooms multiple times, but each flower only lasts a day.  The flowers open in the morning and start to fade before night fall. Cypella coelestis has lovely pale silver-blue flowers with a brown and yellow interior. This one gets about 2' tall and clumps in full sun, in good, well-drained soil. It does appreciate some summer water though.





6 comments:

  1. I was going to say " I missed that one" Nice

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  2. Sorry to have missed your open garden. This flower is new to me...quite lovely.

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    1. There is also a lovely yellow variety that gets about half as tall as the blue: Cypella herbertii

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  3. Nice! I like how it takes over after the irises are done... extends the show, so to speak!

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  4. I just picked one of these up today at 'Joy Creek ' As soon as I popped it into the ground the flower died ...oh we'll tomorrow

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    1. It will bloom progressively up the stem, so you will get another flower in a day or two.

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