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What might this flower be?

Cornwall, United Kingdom Gb

Recently I saw a picture of a 'Sunset Flower' but the caption didn't give the proper name. Apparently it grows to 3 ft. tall. The flowers seemed to be in umbels of small butter-yellow flowers with bright scarlet calyxes. Sorry, I can't even describe the leaf, as it wasn't shown. Can anybody at least hazard a guess, as I'd love to have this in my garden.



A type of Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) perhaps???

1 Jul, 2009


That sounds a very good guess Gilli.

1 Jul, 2009


Spot on, Gilli! Thanks.
Once I had a name I was able to look it up,and there it was. I think I shall try to get one as it's much liked by butterflies.

1 Jul, 2009


Asclepias tuberosa is not easy. I've tried it twice but not got it through a winter yet. Just trying for the third, and last, time

1 Jul, 2009


D'you think the milder climate here in Cornwall will give me a better chance?

1 Jul, 2009

How do I say thanks?

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