There is a long list of attractive glowing features surrounding Flambe® Yellow Chrysocephalum apiculatum Strawflower. I grew this in my garden last summer and it lives up to its drought tolerant description. We had very high temperatures for most of the summer. It was also one of the worst droughts on record. Fertilize it regularly and it will reward you with a sunny burst of color from Spring to Frost. And NO!, you do not have to deadhead this beauty.
Now this is a way to say fabulous! I really like containers planted in a mass of color. It can be one plant or many plants that are similar in color. But doesn’t this one shout at you.
At the end of a day in the garden, sit a bit. Making a seating area attractive will make you more relaxed and time will seem to linger a bit longer. We don’t always need to be so rushed.
The colors in this plate by Royal Albert called Drury Lane( available from Replacements.com) are a perfect companion for the Flambe. If you don’t want to give an expensive container as a gift to someone special, give a plate of cookies and a single plant. Make a sleeve for the plant out of sage or yellow gingham. Hold secure with a ribbon of white or one of the two colors on the plate. Or be like me and stick the plate in an arrangement.
This arrangement will last from Spring to Autumn. Imagine it with the Flambe Terracotta Pansies from Veseys
Take a Flambe with this bowl of kisses to someone feeling blue. You can’t be blue when a sunflower is peeking at you. Can you? The bowl can be ordered from Replacements.com
Are you going to get thirsty? Your Flambe is going to last all summer and into the Autumn. It will not fade until temps dip in the 30s. Set your Flambe on your kitchen counter and serve lemonade from this Ball gallon jug from Gooseberry Patch.
The recipe book is from Gooseberry Patch. I have many of their cookbooks and love every one. Each page is filled with recipes and tidbits to make family memories. There are decorating ideas too!
When giving a gift the wrapping paper and card can sometimes cost as much as the present. Why not use a kitchen towel. For a hanging basket, tie the towel to the wire or plastic hook part. For a container, line the towel with foil or wax paper. Bring the towel up around the pot and secure with a pretty ribbon.
Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom. Plants will “bury their dead” (new flowers will quickly cover old flowers) so no deadheading necessary.
Use in planters or landscapes; great in informal drifts
Tufted yellow flowers on silvery foliage; very heat and drought tolerant