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What's looking Exotic in 2021

Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by shiney, May 1, 2021.

  1. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    • longk

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      I can't claim any credit for this as it is in St.James park in London;
      Echium (candicans?)...........
      [​IMG]Echium candicans by longk48, on Flickr

      I had some success with it in 2013/14 but it never got as big as this...........
      [​IMG]Echium (candicans?) by longk48, on Flickr
       
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        Callistemon violaceus in full flower.
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        Double flowered variegated Oleander.
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        BoP has just suddenly opened up.
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        Bougie has been out of the greenhouse since May and is flowering well.
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        • Alisa

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          Luma apiculata and myrtle tarentina in buds
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          • Victoria

            Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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            Thevetia peruviana Peach coming back into bloom after severe cutting back ...

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              @Victoria I remember growing Thevetia years ago, think it had a very hard nut/seed and as toxic as it's relative, Oleander.
              The name has changed now to Cascabela thevetia.:smile:
               
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              • Victoria

                Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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                Too true. I get lots of the nuts, look like Brazil nuts. Sis got these in Florida and started the two I have in Germany and brought them down to me. They are also called Yellow or Peach Oleander. ;) The toxicity does not bother me with the big Oleanders I have and now starting the "rare" Peach Oleander. I love Oleander and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (now 12). :smile:

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                  Gloriosa superba
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                    Brugmansias finally blooming and BOP - about 3 weeks later than last year:

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                      Ricinus has the biggest leaves I have seen this year, sun and rain must have helped:

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                        Leucospermum cordifolium

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                          Come to think of it @Victoria , Sis may have sent me the seeds.

                          Magnifying glass time! First of the huge 2mm flowers on the Tillandsia usneoides.:biggrin:
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                          Can't see it?:heehee:
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                          • Victoria

                            Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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                            She may have ... or did she send you Red Peach Tree stones?
                             
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                            @Victoria, definitely the red peach stones, possibly both.
                             
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                              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                              Erythrina crista - galli,DSC_0141.JPGDSC_0143.JPG

                              Watsonia.
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