Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas star

This year our native flowers associated with Christmas have not been their usual best, our Christmas bush has a very sparse flowering and we were looking forward to having  a stem of Christmas bells just right but some critter nibbled through the stem. However we do have flowers that I associate with Christmas, as in my childhood they were in many gardens and were always called "Star of Bethlehem".

Of course this only makes sense in the Southern hemisphere and another plant is generally given that name in the Northern climes.


  1. Beautiful flower for Christmas Ian. It looks similar to a flower we call Agapanthus. Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!

    1. Hope you had a great Christmas and all the best for the new year. Yes they are Agapanthus and as they are exotics here we have to make sure we take the flower heads off before seeds form as they can be very weedy in the bush.