The two pictures taken early this morning, show all the blooms facing the rising sun...by evening they face towards the conservatory, and look magnificent in the Autumn sunshine.
They made very good cut flowers as evidenced by some of my recent In a Vase on Monday vases.
Earlier this year in January, a plant in a small pot arrived from Ballyrobert Gardens. Yes that is early but I have to do a little post Christmas shopping! I made two further plants from cuttings of the newly emerging shoots. By mid August they were flowering.
The flowers hold well in both sun and rain, and only the first to emerge have gone over, been cut out, and there are still many more buds ready to open to keep a fine display for the whole of October.