Sunset Bells, Black Flamingo

Common name: Sunset Bells, Black Flamingo, Chrysothemis, Copper Leaf The name is taken from mythology – Chryso Themis was a daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, of Greek mythology. Pulchella means beautiful. Botanical name: Chrysothemis pulchella Family: Gesneriaceae (Gloxinia family) Description: Sunset Bells is an interesting plant from the Caribbean. Yellow flowers with bright orange sepal…

Cestrum nocturnum

Cestrum nocturnum Common names:- Night-blooming Cestrum, Night blooming jasmine, Rat ki rani रात की रानी (Hindi), Thabal lei (Manipuri), Hasna hana (Bengali), Raatrani रातराणी (Marathi, Konkani) This sprawling shrub has glossy, smooth, simple leaves 4″-8″ long. Vine-like stems reach up to 12′ in its native habitat, but it seldom reaches more than a 4′ mound…

Poppy Flowers

Botanical Name:- Papaver somniferum. Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae. It is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived and is a valuable ornamental plant, grown in gardens somniferum, the opium poppy, is a species of flowering plant in the family…

Strawberry Begonia

The Strawberry Begonia Plant, or Strawberry Geranium as it is sometimes called, is neither a Begonia nor a Geranium, but rather a member of the Saxifrage family. It does have bluish-green fuzzy leaves like those of a Begonia and it does spread by sending out “stolen” or “runners” like a strawberry plant does; but a…