What's In Bloom

Hamamelis X Intermedia 'Pallida', Pallida Chinese Whichhazel
Monday, February 17, 2020

Hamamelis X Intermedia 'Pallida', Pallida Chinese Witch hazel, a deciduous woody shrub, is part of the Botanic Garden's campus arboretum. These diciduous plants bloom in midwinter through spring. The flowers are  quite fragrant.

Camellia japonica 'Tama-no-ura', flower with five pink with white edge petals and a central cluster of of stamens and a central array of white
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Camellia Corridor comes alive every winter when the Camellias bloom! The species pictured is named Camellia japonica 'Tama-no-ura'.

Haemanthus albiflos, paintbrush plant in bloom.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Haemanthus albiflos, also called paintbrush is native to South Africa. It is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family and is the most commonly know species in its genus. The flowers are long lived and the attractive evergreen foliage makes this a very popular plant.

Booming Chrysanthemums
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Lyman Conservatory Physiology and Cold Storage greenhouses come alive with color during the annual Fall Chrysanthemum Show.

Aechmea cylindrata - Matchstick air plant
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Aechmea cylindrata is a Bromeliad species native to southeastern Brazil.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Ceropegia woodii, gets one of its  many common names, String of Hearts, from the heart shaped leaves that grow on its purple trailing stems.

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon,  is an evergreen tree or large shrub native to Tropical Africa - Ghana to Sudan, south Angola and Tanzania. Its lovely white pinwheel shaped flowers have a sweet fragrance that fills the air. 

Tibourchina grandiflora, Glory Flower
Monday, July 22, 2019

Tibouchina grandiflora, common name: Glory Flower is  native to  Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Plants in this genus usually have purple flowers and are know for their large velvety leaves.  

Bulbophyllum sandersonii, Sanderson's Bulbophyllum
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Bulbophyllum sandersonii, Sanderson's Bulbophyllum is an epiphytic orchid species native to central Africa. 

This unusual looking flower spike showcases the vast diversity of orchid flower forms.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Billbergia 'Muriel Waterman' is a hybrid cross bromeliad made in 1946 by botanist Mulford Foster.

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