What's In Bloom

blooming dwarf banana
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' blooming in the Palm House.
Also known as Chinese banana and ladyfinger banana, this is a dwarf cultivar that is used for both commercial fruit production and as an ornamental.

Tacca integrifolia, White Bat Flower
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Native to southern Asia, the bat flower is a member of the yam family, Dioscoreaceae.

It lives in the Palm House on the east bench.

Hibiscus rosa sinensis 'Cooperi'
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cooperi', blooming in the Warm Temperate House.

A favorite of the Victorian era, this plant has beautiful red flowers and lovely green, white and sometimes pink tinged variegated leaves.

Echinocereus reichenbachii, Lace Cactus
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Located outside on the south side of the greenhouses, this garden is home to hardy plants that are adapted to dry areas.

Anemone nemorosa Wyatt’s Pink
Thursday, April 7, 2016

This member of the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, is an early spring bloomer.


Hybrid Cattleya orchid
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Cattleya orchid

Cattleya orchids were traditionally the flower of choice in corsages worn for special occasions. They were know as the "Queen of Orchids."

This beautiful flower can be seen in the Stove House.