Plants of Interest: September

Please enjoy this month’s plant picks!

Please enjoy this month’s plant picks. Are you able to locate all of them as you stroll through the Conservatory?

On your visit, see if you can locate each of the five plants of interest below, and post your finds on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the tags #VPConservatory

Photos and content by Rudi Opderbeck andClaire Woodward

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1

Palm House

Commonly known as Bird of Paradise or crane flower, Strelitzia reginae are native to South Africa, but has been naturalized across the globe.

They stand up to 6 feet tall. Peak flowering is winter and early spring

2

Seasonal House

Chrysanthemum are native to Asia and Northeast Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. This is ‘Peter Magnus’ a Cushion Mum. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as 1500 BCE.

3

Cactus House

Agave perryi or Parry’s agave is native to Arizona, New Mexico, northern Mexico and is frequently cultivated as an ornamental in other regions.

Flowers are bright yellow with flower spikes up to 12 feet tall. The plant requires full sun and is hardy to -5F.

4

Fern House

Globba winitii or Dancing Ladies Ginger is a genus plants in the ginger family with about 100 species, native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, and SE Asia. This is an understory plant preferring partial sun to full shade. They will succeed in warm, humid areas, with heavy watering.

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Bromeliad House

Globba winitii or Dancing Ladies Ginger is a genus plants in the ginger family with about 100 species, native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, and SE Asia. This is an understory plant preferring partial sun to full shade. They will succeed in warm, humid areas, with heavy watering.

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