Sunday, 15 June 2008

Astrantia - in all their Glory


I finally found out what this flower is called! It's an Astrantia and I've seen it in deep wine colours through to pale green/almost white. It spreads pretty well and looks after itself aapparently which is probably why it's also called Hens & Chicks (not to be confused with the Sempervivum's). Not much to blather about today so just enjoy the piccies :)










5 comments:

BlossomingTree said...

So beautiful. Do they give off a fragrance?

Arty Allsorts said...

Sorry Blossomingtree - I was so busy shooting them and trying not to cause an obstruction, I didn't take the time to notice a fragrance. I can't even go back to find out 'cos they're in a private garden - doh! If I see anymore, I'll stick my nose in to find out, OK? :)

BlossomingTree said...

LOL no problem. I'm just fascinated by the different scents of botanicals. Your photos are gorgeous.

No Rain said...

Very unusual flower. I have never seen Hen and Chicks in bloom like this. Happy GTS,
Aiyana

Laura said...

What a unique and beautiful bloom. Gorgeous colour!