Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mystery Plants: Help!

What are these plants? Anyone??

I bought this plant last summer. Although there were many on the table with name tags, I somehow grabbed one without a tag. All last summer and through the winter it remained small, feathery and green. This spring it began growing outward and upward...and then it began blooming with these sweet little 1" blossoms. I can't quite describe the color - it's not red and it's not orange. It's kind of a fluorescent coral color. I really like it. Do you know what it is?

I did not plant this, and I don't remember seeing it any of the last eight summers we've lived here. When I first saw the sword-like leaves I just assumed some of my crocosmia bulbs were moved by a squirrel. But these are very short, maybe about 12" off the ground; and the buds do not look like the crocosmia that I have. What could it be?


  1. They are both very pretty, but I have no idea what they are. Sorry!

    1. I figured it out - with thanks to a reader! I'll share in a new post soon!

  2. I might be late to the identification game, but I'd put my money on Crocosmia. The other one sorta looks like a Penstemon.