Surely I could pick a bud—just one flower—and if I carried it very carefully, it would survive a few hours’ journey. These are so beautiful: They’re finer than any we had in our city garden—finer than any I’ve ever seen. So he stooped and plucked a bud of a rich red hue.
Apple green it's not. But imagine a keylime cream color that lights up any landscape with oodles of luminous blooms. Although Irish in origin, she struts her stuff under Northern lights or in our steamy South. Dark glossy green leaves set off the creamy pastel flowers and pointed buds. Great in mass plantings, mixed into borders or abides perfectly well all alone.