A Week of Flowers – Final Day: Burning down the house

Oh no! We’ve reached the last of Cathy’s annual Week of Flowers postings. That week has taken us from meandering, warm autumn weather to sharp, chilly winter days. The meme has been a welcome counterpoint to that change. It’s been a wonderful floral celebration and has provided much colour and cheer. Thanks Cathy!

I am going out with a photo of a blazing Helianthemum flower.


A glorious orange Rock Rose (Helianthemum … probably ‘Henfield Brilliant’)

This low-growing shrub, growing in a tub just outside our greenhouse, provides masses of crumpled bright orange flowers, that charm me every time I go to check on plants and seedlings, from May through June.


Also known as the Sun Rose


The flowers have a fresh, but crumpled ‘just out of bed’ look that I find irresistible!

And on that note, I’d like to thank Cathy again for a week of inspiration and beauty! Head over to her blog if you want to browse more uplifting flowering beauties or indeed, to share your own.


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15 Responses to A Week of Flowers – Final Day: Burning down the house

  1. Cathy says:

    Your Helianthemum is a lovely warm glow to finish off the week. Yes, this year’s Week of Flowers has been uplifting and exceeded all my expectations. 😃 Thank you for contributing to the fun Allison!

  2. Rosie Amber says:

    The ‘just out of bed’ look is fine by me, I don’t need perfection in my garden, just lots of colour and nectar for the insects.

  3. Cathy says:

    I love this! Another one to add to my list 🙂

  4. Those flowers are great but what I really like is your word choices: “Burning down the house” and “crumpled, just out of bed look”. Perfect.

  5. shoreacres says:

    I didn’t remember ever seeing a flower like this, so I went looking to see if we have a native in the genus. When I discovered Helianthemum only as a non-native in New York state, it seemed odd. Eventually, I found the taxonomists have been busy again, and the new genus is Crocanthemum. And, yes: we have three native species in my area, all yellow. They’re pretty enough, but yours outshines them, by far!

  6. Those are really pretty, I have never seen one. Another to look up. OK, done, there is one here that I know, Frostweed. Yours is better!

  7. Kris P says:

    Such a warm and luscious color! I’ve tried, relatively unsuccessfully so far, to grow Helianthemum. Theoretically, they should grow in my climate but apparently they’re not consulting the same reference guides as I am 😉

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