The letter is X and the choice of flower is really quite easy. Not too many X's dwell in the Land of Flowers, so not much confusion in picking one!
Behold the lovely Xeranthemum
Otherwise known as the Everlasting, or Immortelle
A hardy annual which blooms even in poor soil, and whose flowers stay open in cloudy
weather, I am pleased to tell you..
The Immortelle begins to bloom in early summer and continues through autumn.
Wonderful for dried flowers. Cut when the buds begin to open and hang
them by the stems, with their heads down, in a shady dry area for a couple of weeks, to dry.
There was a time in my life when the outdoor porch was full
of dried plants hanging from the rafters
but the Everlasting was the most charming and dependable
of them all.
You might know it by another name, 'strawflower'
but whatever its name it is precious for providing colour from the garden
in the midst of winter, whether in bouquets or in wreaths.
For more takes on the letter X visit here at ABC Wednesday, with many thanx to
everyone who brings this xcellent meme to us weekly.