Although I titled this post “Faded Candy Cane Flowers,” I have no idea what kind of flower it actually is. During a recent visit to Berkeley Castle, I saw a plant bursting with these unique blooms in various stages of growth and decline. Once home, I tried to find out what this flower was called, but was shortly stumped.
The flowers look to me like faded candy canes. I thought perhaps someone else thought so, too, and posted a picture with description. Google’s image search revealed to me that someone did think similarly. Too similarly, in fact, as no additional description was included. I was no closer to finding the flower’s proper name, but at least I was validated in my assessment.
If you’re interested in seeing the photos taken by my candy-cane kindred, take a look at Michael Taggart Photography. Mr. Taggart’s other botanical photographs and photographic art are also well worth a look.
Do you recognize this flower? If not, does it remind you of candy canes or something else?