A Rainbow of Flowers

Red flowers with a lacy white edge

Round, orange flower

Iris with yellow outer petals and pale yellow inner petals

Green and yellow flowers

Forget-me-not

Blue cornflowers

Purple flowers

Every now and again, the urge to make a rainbow of flowers attacks me and resistance is futile. I can delay a day or two, argue to myself that I’ve already done this, but eventually a new rainbow has to be posted. You can see my previous flower rainbow posts here and here.

Needless to say, my floral rainbows would not pass muster if reviewed by a colour scientist. Perhaps the title ought to be ‘A Flower Rainbow-ish’. Or ‘Seven Flowers, a Bit Rainbow-ishy’.

The blue-indigo-violet stage always perplexes me and consulting the internet tends not to help. Would a yellow rose provide a purer shade of yellow? Most likely, but I’ve been wanting an excuse to post this pretty little two-tone yellow iris. Same goes for the forget-me-not.

But here you have it. Not the most accurate colour representation, but surely any rainbow of flowers helps get the week off to a cheery start?

The flowers are:
Red (and white): Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
Orange: Dahlia
Yellow: Iris
Green: Hacquetia epipactis (the green bits are technically bracts)
Blue: Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica)
Indigo: Cornflowers or Bachelor’s Buttons (Centaurea cyanus)
Violet: Lobelia x speciosa ‘Hadspen Purple’

43 thoughts on “A Rainbow of Flowers

    • susurrus says:

      It’s always nice to see flowers shared by people in places like Australia for that reason, isn’t it – although I always feel a little shocked to see their first spring flowers appearing, because it’s a sure sign ours will start to wind down.

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