These flowers are as endangered as the vegetables we have spent years trying to encourage the use of. It has taken me a long time to get around to finding these older varieties, thankfully their beauty and appeal have kept them in the attention of many admirers of beauty.
These varieties are at home in the modern landscape as they are in a much loved cottage garden. Go for a walk and see what is in your neighbourhood and visit a botanical garden with children. These flowers are awesome. A stroll in the native bush at anytime is also rewarding.
I hope the information provided will help you choose a good selection for your balcony, garden shadehouse or wild places. A good gardening book including Yates Garden Guide will be of great help.