An annual mallow, seen flowering in the Pillar Garden. This began flowering long ago on those hazy days back in July, and is still giving a jolly old show of it even now as autumn creeps in from stage left with a piece of lead piping! It will reduce to mush as the temperatures fall away, but will self-seed gently and re-appear next year for more delight. The colour is striking, and does combine well with those bright orange lilies such as the majestic L. henryi, a clump of which is drifted nearby.
|These delightful petals are actually edible, although not as tasty as Hemerocallis|