For years I shunned bright colours in my garden. The only orange flowered plants I kept from the original garden layout were the Hemerocallis fulva Kwanso featured in an earlier post. Any red flowers were all dark reds, they veered towards the blue spectrum with no hint of orange allowed. Then suddenly, in my autumn years, I realized that I was enjoying other gardeners borders full of brightly coloured late flowerers as much as my own pastel drifts of asters, anemones and phlox. Out came the spade and the Hot Flush bed started to evolve.
This summer I added Helenium Septemberfuchs…..
….. and Crocosmia Carmine Brilliant