Tuesday, June 19, 2007

White flower needs a name :)



A beautiful flower with white lace like petals edged with lime green tips.The centre of the flower almost looked jeweled!

From Harlow Carr of course.What is it?I need a note book next time to identify what i photograph.

I think we will be going back on the 6th July so I can see the rest, and revisit the places I saw again.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's a Astrantia major. A beauty!

David Perry said...

Looks like Astrancia major to me. Also known as Masterwort.

Gardenista said...

I would put my bets on Astrantia major Alba (the white version) of the masterwort. I think these are out of my hardiness zone though, so I'll never get to grow them! Sigh.

snappy said...

Wow,that was quick identification.It is a beautiful flower which must have got me to photograph it.Astrantia Major.
Anonymous,David Perry, and Gardenista thanks for comment :)
Its good to identify the mystery plants for me.

Ki said...

It is indeed a beautiful flower. Sort of a bit like 'Love in a Mist' Nigella damscena. I received a catalog this year that had a number of Astrantias listed and thought they were beautiful flowers I should have in the garden but never got around to ordering them. After seeing yours, I'll make it a point to order some.

Kylee said...

Yes, it's Astrantia major. It's one of my very favorite plants. I got 'Orca' this year and there are a couple of cultivars I want to get eventually.

Aren't they just the neatest things?

snappy said...

Ki,I have heard of them but the name bipassed me.I realised after the photo how spectacular it was.I will definitely grow them.
Kylee,I will do some looking up of your Cultivar Orca.Thanks for the comment.

beeman said...

I know it's Astrantia major, and just bought a specimen identified as "White Lace" grown by Northwest Perennials that looks a lot like the photo.

Many thanks for that glorious image!

snappy said...

It is a beauty the Astrantia Beeman.Glad it inspired you to go and buy one like it:)