What's In Bloom

edible banana
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Musa × paradisiaca, edible banana, French plantain, is blooming in the Palm House.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Selenicereus wittii also called Moonlight Cactus is an epiphytic cactus native to the Amazon. This unusual plant climbs by wrapping its flattened, leaf-like, stems around tree trunks.

Clematis Evipo011, Empress™ Clematis, woody vine with large pink don
Friday, June 2, 2017

Clematis Evipo011, Empress™ Clematis has large double flowers. They can be anywhere from three to six inches wide. This stunning plant can bloom from May to October.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Papaver atlanticum, Atlas Poppy is a delightful spring bloomer. It hails from Morroco but is widely cultivated around the world. Its flowers are held aloft on tall spikey stems and appear to dance in the breeze.

This plant lives in the Rock Garden.

Tuliperifa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder'
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tuliperifa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder', lilac wonder tulip, species tulip.

orange and yellow bromeliad flower
Monday, April 24, 2017

Pitcairnia tabuliformis, is a species of Bromeliad the is native to Mexico. This plant lives in the Stove House.

Phalaenopsis x equestris var. rosea
Friday, April 7, 2017

Phalaenopsis x equestris var. , Horse phalaenopsis hybrid orchid. Native to the Phillipines and Taiwan.

This plant lives in the Stove House.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Cola nitida, cola nut.
Native to tropical Africa, extracts of the nuts of this tree were one of the initial ingredients of Coca Cola.  They contain high concentrations of caffiene. This plant lives in the Palm House.

Crocus tommasinianus 'Taplow Ruby'
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Crocus tommasinianus 'Taplow Ruby', Woodland Crocus blooming beneath the Star Magnolia alongside the Plant House Pond.
This early spring bloomer multiplies rapidly. Snowdrops can be seen in the background.

Scadoxus puniceus, Paintbrush or Snake Lily
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Scadoxus puniceus, Paintbrush or Snake Lily, is native to eastern and South Africa. This plant is in the Amaryllidaceae family and lives in the Cool Temperate House, Africa section. In the wild, sunbirds and weavers feast upon the nectar of the Paintbrush Lily.