I got this Needle flower (Augusta rivalis) from Flamingo Gardens Member's Day plant sale. Since we bought a family membership, they gave away two plants for free. I will post another one in a future post when it flowers.
It is a young plant in a one gallon pot. This exotic gardenia relative has slight fragrance, and has 5 inch long white tubular flowers flaring to one and half inch wide. I think the needle shape of the bud is how it gets its common name.
|Needle Flower (Augusta rivalis)|
Except the above information, I can not find any more information over the internet about this plant, and never seen it in others' gardens either. Anybody grows this plant in your garden? Any additional information is appreciated!
Here is another plant I bought at 50% discount that day. This bromeliad did not have a label. My best guess for its name is: Neoregelia carolinae tricolor. What do you think?
It is blooming right now, so I wish I can soon get a pup out of it.
Speaking of bromeliads blooming, I have some others blooming right now in my garden. They are either passalongs, or bought without labels. So, I put my best guess of their names under the each picture. If you know the correct names, please let me know.
The following three already have pups growing out of them. This is a great feature I love about bromeliads!
|Neoregelia x 'Ultima'|
Right now, all my bromeliads are spreaded around my garden. Some are in the ground, and some are still in the containers. With the inspiration from my recent trip to Miami Fairchild Botanic Garden. I am thinking to set up a bromeliad area in my garden, or maybe even do a little vertical gardening. Just a thought in my mind.... Will see if it eventually can come true.