This is one of the more cold tolerant bromeliads from Brazil which forms a rosette or clump of long smooth leaves, dark green in colour on the surface and felty white beneath.
Synonym -Clerodendrum nutans
Common names for this plant are Nodding Clerodendrum or Bridal Clerodendrum.
We have been growing this plant for many years and look forward to the autumn flowering each year.
Brugmansia have also traditionally been used in many South American indigenous cultures in medical preparations and as a ritualistic hallucinogen for divination, to communicate with ancestors, as a poison in sorcery and black magic, and for prophecy. Plants in this Genus have a interesting history & should be treated with respect.
An excellent publication by Dr Alistair Hay is Huanduj: Brugmansia, which covers all aspects of the plant & is recommended reading.
Unusual white pinstriped leaves & eyecatching spikes of pink/white flowers will greet you in late spring & summer.
Found in Argentina, Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil, Paraguay & Uruguay (South America)
Begonia listada distinguishes itself from other Begonias by its remarkable light green stripe lengthwise through the middle of the leaf.
Dutchman's pipe or queen of the night
An easy to grow and bloom cactus that gets really big, pure white, fragrant flowers. The flowers appear in the summer time and they open up at night and are closed back up before sunrise and they only last for one night. Fortunately, they appear in succession. The flowers are dinner plate size, white and have a distinct fragrance.
Synonym - Strobilanthes flaccidifolius
Chinese Rain Bell, Pink Strobilanthes, Vein Leaf Acanthus
This plant thirved & flowered after only one year of being planted.
Nice combination of hardy perrenials
This plant growing in a fern garden is lightly perfumed.
A perpetual flowering large cane Begonia used in many of our gardens.
Variegated Shell Ginger is a hardy easily cultivated plant which combines with other yellow foliage & flowering plants elegantly.