Buphthalmum salicifolium (yellow oxeye daisy) a Summer flowering perennial which has eventually grown on me after constant reminders from Myra as to how so very like rays of sunshine the flowers are.
I ended the year with a yellow flowering plant as the subject and here I am with the first post of 2012, and what is it (Buphthalmum) Well yes it is yellow and it is bright, and it has masses of daisy like flowers held on narrow stems around 60cm in height. Starts flowering in mid June and goes on through till early September.
Plant this perennial in a sunny position, its not so very fussy regarding soil requirements other than the need for free draining. Bupthalmum salicifolium has been in the round garden for years and yes I am quite fond of it now in spite of my initial reaction that the flowers were a bit like dandelions on long slender stems, the insects also seem to be fond of it. Well lets face it I have told you in the past how persuasive Myra can be.
Bupthalmum, another of those plants which you can rely on to flower year after year in the Aberdeen area without concern about hardiness, and also flowers for an exceptionally long period, not always so easy to find in perennials.
Hardiness – Fully hardy
Position – Full sun
Height – 60/70cm
Well what a surprise, at the end of November Agnes Stevenson who writes the gardening page in the Scottish Sunday Post newspaper contacted me by email. She said she had come across my website and was so taken with it that she was keen for it to be featured. Arrangements were made for the photographer to come along, and this is the result below. Published on the 11th of December. The Sunday Post at one time was delivered to almost every household in Scotland, its still a good read and you would enjoy the article which Agnes writes each week. (Click on the picture to read)