What's In Bloom

Phalaenopsis 'Connie Moody'
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Phalaenopsis 'Connie Moody', is a hybrid orchid created in 2010 by orchid grower  Carter & Holmes.  
While it's flowers may be small, the flower spike has a profusion of blooms that create an eye-catching display. Read more about Phalaenopsis orchid blooms!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Massonia depressa, aka hedgehog lily is a flowering perennial  native to arid regions of South Africa. Despite its common name, it is not a lily but is a member of the Asparagaceae family. 
Read more about Blooming Hedgehog Lily!

Monday, October 22, 2018

You're not seeing double! Tacca integrifolia, or white bat flower, is putting on a magnificent show in the Palm House. Read more about Blooming Bat Flowers!!

Juanulloa mexicana - gold finger plant
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Juanulloa mexicana is a shrubby vine that is native to Central and South America. Its common name, gold finger, isn't a James Bond reference, but rather a description of the orange/gold flowers that bloom in the spring and the fall. Read more about Gold Finger Plant flowers!

Elaeocarpus grandiflora, Lily of the Valley Tree
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Elaeocarpus grandiflora, Lily of the Valley Tree is an evergreen tree native to Malaysia and India. Other common names include Fairy Petticoats and Bead Tree. It produces edible tart berries. 
Read more about Lily of the Valley Tree

flowers of Mimosa pudica, sensitive plant
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mimosa pudica, known as sensitive plant is a creeping annual or perennial in the pea family. It is native to South America but can now be found around the world. It is a popular plant due to it's curious reaction to being touched or shaken; the leaves fold in and the stems droop. Read more about Sensitive plant in flower!

blooming orchid flower
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thunia alba  is one of around six species in the genus Thunia. Orchids in this genus are from the seasonally dry, tropical forests of northern India, Myanmar, Thailand & China. These deciduous, terrestrial orchids wake up in late March & grow explosively until flowering in June-July. Read more about Blooming Orchid!

Jade vine flowers
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Strongylodon macrobotrys, common name; Jade Vine, is known for its striking cascades of blue-green flowers.  Native to the rainforests of the Phillipines, it is a member of the Leguminosae, (pea and bean), family. Read more about The Jade Vine Blooms!

fragrant and beautiful flower of the <em>Cavendishia adenophora</em> plant.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cavendishia adenophora, is a plant in the Ericaceae (blueberry) family. It is native to Columbia, South America. Read more about Cavendishia first bloom!

pineapple fruit with purple flowers
Friday, February 16, 2018

Ananas comosus, otherwise known as pineapple is  a cultigen (a plant that has been altered by humans through a process of selective breeding) from southeastern and southern Brazil and Paraguay. It is the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae family. Read more about Pineapple in bloom!