Something Tried, Something New
When the acknowledgement came from Brent and Becky's for the Dahlias I had ordered, there was a note included saying I had a $10.78 credit on my account. That is the kind of credit I like. Pre-paid, and no interest. After browsing the catalog again, I made two selections. Bessera Elegans, and Callianthus 'Murielea'.
Something tried is callianthus 'Murielea', known for years as Acidenthera or Abyssinian Gladiolus. An heirloom from 1896 with elegant white fragrant flowers that have deep burgundy throats. The plant does well in containers, and blooms mid to late summer.
Something new is Bessera Elegans , a native of Texas and Mexico, grown in gardens since 1830. Airy sprays of coral red flowers bloom late Summer thru Fall, and look like they will delight Hummingbirds. The flowers are said to be long-lasting and excellent for cutting.