Isn’t this the prettiest little flower? I bought it at Cunningham’s Herbal Faire after much arguing with myself about spending money. It’s probably my imagination, but it seems to have doubled in size in the week that I’ve puttered over it and sent it loving thoughts. A little research revealed that it comes from South Africa and is just starting to show up in garden centers here. I seem to like a lot of plants that come from South Africa.
Best of all, it’s a perennial although treated as an annual. Perhaps if I bring it inside this summer when it gets too hot and over-winter it in the house, I can keep it going. It is propagated by seed but trying to find seeds on a 3/4 inch flower is probably pushing my luck. I’m going to look for them, though, just in case.