flickr-free-ic3d pan white

The Crimson Bellflower

Abutilon 'Nabob'

Giant bells of deep crimson-red, the largest flower of all the bell shaped hybrids. The unusual flower color and luxuriant foliage make this one of the most popular varieties.

 

Crimson is a strong, bright, deep red color combined with some blue, resulting in a tiny degree of purple. It is originally the color of the dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now also used for slightly bluish-red colors in general that are between red and rose.

 

Best Viewed Large

2,180 views
86 faves
220 comments
Taken on April 30, 2009