Monday, September 10, 2012

Flowers of Rose cactus and Dwarf white bauhinia

There are two unusual plants i saw recently, both blooming in late summer here. Both were blooming profusely. It is a delight to see some new perennials flowering in the summer heat of lahore. Here they go.

Rose cactus with botanic name Pereskia grandifolia is basically a cactus but a tree flowering cactus. It can attain a height of more than 15 feet and an equal spread. The main attraction is its beautiful flowers. Apparently they look like camellia but they are not.
rose cactus Pereskia grandifolia

Another uncommon flower is this Bauhinia (Kachnar). Generally we have only one white bauhinia which is Bauhinia Alba and it does not bloom in summer here. This white bauhinia is dwarf and starts blooming at an early stage when only few feet high. The main advantage is, it blooms when no other bauhinia is blooming. This is dwarf white bauhinia possibly Bauhinia acuminata
dwarf white bauhinia Bauhinia acuminata

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14 comments:

Bernie H said...

The dwarf white Bauhinia is just beautiful. How wonderful that it blooms when other Bauhinias are not. The Pereskia is a new plant for me. It certainly does have very pretty pink blooms.

Pat said...

Lovely!

rebecca said...

so glad you are sharing your subtropical beauty with us at postcards from paradise. i hope you will return again and again!

flowers amaze me...through all the seasons and every continent.
now i am off to look at your butterflies!

Danielle said...

I love being able to see flowers that are grown in other countries...these are very beautiful.

GrandmaK said...

Oh how lovely!!! Thank you your for adding to the beauty of my day! Cathy

Meri said...

What a joy to see these exotic beauties!

redondowriter said...

What spectacular flowers these are. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Beth said...

I'm not familiar with either of these flowers, but they sure are pretty! Great photos too!

Tootsie said...

I am not familiar with these either...but they are certainly pretty!!!
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Joyful said...

Very pretty. The top photo with pink roses reminds me very much of what we call wild roses here. They tend to grow in the northern, cooler climates (or at least that is where I've seen most of them).

guild-rez said...

Great pictures.
Thank you for sharing.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Modern Mom said...

Pretty blooms!

Lovely Violets

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for your lovely weekend flowers! :)


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