Sunday

A Tree Lily

I often wonder what makes some people look so hard for other life forms on other planets. There is so much here. Have they seen it all already?

And when I thought there was no other possible surprise, here we go again. Looks almost like a very rare Angel Trumpet, but is not anything like it. Not even close..........

"This is a Portlandia relative native to the Dominican Republic. It has pendulous, bell-shaped, cream-colored, flower, unusual and rare in the United States. It is a delightful shrub and would be a wonderful addition to any garden."

investigating....

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4 comments:

a garden chick from India said...

I love your blog. Thanks for the botanic "trip" into the unknown with this wonderful collaboration.

Wife and Mom said...

Thanks much for your comment - it's the greatest hobby in the world!

Uluwehi said...

This is a truly special plant, definitely worth growing. It isn't too cold hardy so it would need to be brought indoors in the winter in TX.

If you can't find a source I may be able to help you get a seedling. I have germinated hundreds in the past few years and donated them to local botanic gardens/arboreta for their plant sales.

They are grown in a number of south FL gardens. The seed pods have a very long gestation period, however fresh seed is quite easy to germinate but it must be fresh and sown rather promptly.

Aloha

Jacob Uluwehi Knecht
Honolulu, Hawai'i

bhscarlett said...

wow i would love to buy a cutting or rooted or even a seed or a stick,, this is soooo stunning, its something I only can drool nad dream about,, wow would love to pay you to get one,, blessings, beth
bhscarlett@yahoo.com you are so blessed by the beauty of one brug and soo many gorgeous exotics,, thank you so much for posting and sharing the beauty in your world,, Beth :)