What's In Bloom

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. Read more about Blooming Atlas Poppy!

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

Tuliperifa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder', lilac wonder tulip, species tulip. Read more about Tulip in bloom!

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. Read more about Bromeliad Beauty!

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. Read more about Orchid in bloom!

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.
  Read more about Cola Nut tree blooms!

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. Read more about Crocus in bloom!

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. Read more about Paintbrush Lily Blooms!

<em>Camellia japonica</em> 'Monjisu' in bloom
Friday, January 13, 2017

Camellia japonica is the moste widely known species of Camellia and is prized for its beautiful flowers. Also known as the Rose of Winter, in the wild these shrubs bloom from January to March. They are native to China, southern Korea and southern Japan. Read more about Camellia in bloom!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

On view in the Camellia Corridor, this epiphytic orchid is native to Taiwan, the Phillipines and Borneo. Read more about <em>Vanda lamellata</em> orchid!

<em>Strelitzia reginae</em> - bird of paradise
Monday, December 12, 2016

Strelitzia reginae, is native to South Africa. It is cultivated as an ornamental and is easy to grow in warm climates. Its showy flowers often used in agganrements, resemble a bird which gives it its common names of bird of paradise or crane flower. Read more about Bird of Paradise!