Or montbretia, originates from the grasslands of Southern and East Africa. It has striking, unusual orange flowers and is easy to grow in gardens, sometimes to the point of being too much of a good thing. There's sunflowers and corn in the posies too and it is starting to look a tad 'late summer' in there.
If you're in Southbourne with a raincoat do come and see me at the MeadowSweet gazebo at the Shake n Stir festival this weekend.
What's in the posy?
Sunflower, crocrosmia, aster, lily, corn, achillea, box, marjoram, astilbe, statis, helichrysum.