Thursday, May 17, 2018
In the Field: Leucospermum High Gold
Greens so unsullied you feel calm and invigorated. Clear, bright yellow pincushions spring forth from the robust dark green foliage like fireworks. High Golds in the fields look almost neon, and all of this natural beauty is set against a vibrant blue sky. This is springtime in Rainbow.
Leucospermum High Gold is one of our favorite cultivars here on the farm and typically harvested April through June. Their fabulous foliage provides a striking contrast to yellow pincushion flower heads that are prominently displayed on long, straight stems. High Gold is a cross of Leucospermum cordifolium 'Yellow Bird' and Leucospermum patersonii, the pollen parent. High Gold not only makes a wonderful cut flower, but it is also a favorite among gardeners as well.
These amazing flowers add so much texture to bouquets and arrangements, and they look fabulous mixed with just about any other spring blooms.
Yellow is the color of sunshine, hope, and happiness. Yellow stands for freshness, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment, remembrance, intellect, honor, loyalty, and joy.