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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fried egg tree, sandpaper vine, plumbago and stephanotis in bloom

It is 15th again and here is the post for my garden bloggers bloom day. GBBD is a monthly event hosted by Carol at her website May Dreams Gardens where gardeners from all over the world post the pictures of flowers blooming in their garden on 15th of every month. Do visit her website for more interesting flowers.

This daylily was gifted to me by a gardener and he himself was not sure of the cultivar. Very pretty blooms. Much different than the common orange day lily.
daylily flower in lahore may

As i am covering trees of subtropics and lahore so here are some flowering trees.And first one is fried egg tree Oncoba spinosa. It starts flowering in May. Attracts lots of bees. For encyclopaedia of flowering trees, do check my post on encyclopaedia of flowering trees of subtropics
oncoba spinosa tree flower fried egg

This one is most elegant trees of lahore for sure. It is called gul-e-neelam or neelam here. Botanical name is jacaranda mimosifolia. There is another variant of jacaranda, more blue jacaranda but not pictured yet.
jacaranda mimosifolia neelam tree flower

This is brachychiton diversifolius there is no local name. There are many trees in india and pakistan of genus brachychiton. The one native of australia brachychiton australis is found in India as well.
brachychiton diversifolius tree flower picture

There are no leaves or almost none when in bloom and tree is covered with flowers.
brachychiton diversifolius tree warm climate

brachychiton diversifolius blooming in lawrence garden lahore

This one is another gem for warm climates. Purple Wreath Petrea Volubilis also known as sandpaper vine. You will find flowers of many colors on the vine at the same time. They are blue, then white, and yellowish white as well. Some what shrubby in nature.
petrea volubilis purple wreath sandpaper vine flower

Talking of shrubs, this one is a stunning shrub for warm climates. Hailing from South Africa, it is Plumbago capensis There is another variant with white colors but this one is more stunning. Flowers profusely whole summer if protected from afternoon sun.
plumbago capensis flower summer heat south africa

If there is one vine i wanted the flowers so badly, that was Stephanotis floribunda also known as Madagascar Jasmine, this one need lots of humidity and warm climate and here is the point, it dislikes extremely hot areas. True, it flowers late when mature but it is not a free flowering easy veasy vine. These flowers were shot in Lawrence gardens lahore and note that this is a very old and mature specimen. The fragrance is worth dying for sure.
stephanotis floribunda vine flower warm climate

stephanotis floribunda madagascar jasmine flower vine

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