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Photos from Peacock Horticultural Nursery this afternoon.

A few photos from around Peacock Horticultural Nursery today.

Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'
Amaryllis belladonna ‘Alba’
Hesperaloe p. Brakelights
Hesperaloe p. Brakelights
Pinellia tripartita 'Free Tibet'
Pinellia tripartita ‘Free Tibet’
Pinellia tripartita 'Free Tibet'
Pinellia tripartita ‘Free Tibet’
Bomarea hirtella
Bomarea hirtella

A couple of new Vines and a couple of new Hellebores at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Here are a couple of new vines and Hellebores at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

Bomarea caldasii

Canarina canariensis – Canary Bellflower

Helleborus x ‘Apricot Gem’ – Double Apricot Flowers

Helleborus x ‘Onyx Odyssey’ – Double Purple-black Flowers
Helleborus x 'Onyn Odyssey'

 

 

 

 

Plants Blooming in the Nursery Now – March 2010

I am so excited that spring starts in just a few days.  I even had to water today for the first time this year.  Here are a few of the plants that are blooming this month…

  • Anemone nemorosa ‘Viridiflora’ (Anemone)
  • Anemonella thalictrides ‘Green Dragon’ (Rue Anemone)
  • Arisaema ringens (Cobra Lily)
  • Arisaema sikokianum (patterned leaves)
  • Bomarea frondea
  • Camellia ‘Night Rider’
  • Clivia hybrid Variegated Orange Flowering
  • Ribes sanguineum ‘Variegatum’ (Flowering Currant)
Anemone nemorosa 'Viridiflora'

 

Anemonella thalictroides 'Green Dragon'

 

Arisaema ringens

 

Arisaema sikokianum (patterned leaves)

 

Bomarea frondea

 

Camellia 'Night Rider'

 

Ribes sanguineum 'Variegatum'

 

Clivia hybrid Orange Variegated

Bomarea hirtella – Pink Flowering Vine

Bomarea hirtella
Bomarea hirtella

Bomarea is a genus of tuberous-rooted climbers in the Alstroemeria family.  The inverted, trumpet-shaped flowers and lance-shaped leaves of Bomarea bear similarities to Alstroemerias.  Featured for sale at Peacock Horticultural nursery, Bomarea hirtella is native to Mexico and grows 8 -12′ terminating with clusters of pink and chartreuse flowers.   Clusters of  attractive seed pods are produced in late autumn, opening to red-orange berries.   Bomareas also attract hummingbirds.

Bomarea hirtella
Bomarea hirtella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Bomarea hirtella prefers to grow in filtered light protected from afternoon sun in moist, humus-rich, well-draining soil.  I am growing this plant in my USDA zone 8b garden with great success.  The plants go dormant after the first frost, they return in the spring and bloom from summer through fall.  In colder climates, however, these vines can also be grown very successfully in a container and overwintered in a  protected spot.

Bomarea hirtella
Bomarea hirtella
Bomarea hirtella
Bomarea hirtella
Bomarea hirtella
Bomarea hirtella