Friday, August 12, 2011
The Biggest Disappointments
Talk about your letdowns. None of the published descriptions of 'Lightning Flash' that I could find suggested that it would have a disappointing bloom, although the Kemper Center website suggested that it is "perhaps better known for its foliage than for its yellow flowers." The plant IS drought tolerant and needed no extra water in full sun, so I'm not going to throw it out of the border, but it has left me wanting. I'm hoping that all those buds that remain open simultaneously to give me one last, large peep show. I never expected such an exhibitionist plant would turn so shy as it flowered.