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Aristolochia gigantea - Giant Pelican Flower


Aristolochia gigantea - Giant Pelican Flower (Aristolochia gigantea - Giant Pelican Flower)

Giant Pelican Flower is a very sought after vine. It has the largest flower of any Aristolichia species up to 3 feet/1 meter long...and is native to Brazil. This vine is at Quail Botanical Gardens. July 7, 2009.



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Thats gorgeous.....

15 Jul, 2009

 

Milky:

Thanks. : > )

16 Jul, 2009

 

Ah, i've looked at this particular plant in books many times and wondered at it, great that you've taken a photo Delonix :)

16 Jul, 2009

 

Louise1:

They are pretty available here...however, they grow so large one must have a lot of room for it to grow. One plant can easily cover a 150 foot fence.

17 Jul, 2009

 

At Kew we have three species of Aristolochia in bloom at the moment, A grandiflora, A gigantea and A littoralis. They are amazing flowers and very popular with the public.Quail Botanical Gardens looks very impressive.

26 Jul, 2009

 

Rbtkew:

I would love to go to Kew one day! I have friends who have been there and say it's spectacular!

All the species of Aristolichia you mentioned are commonly available at most nurseries for sale as outdoor vines here in San Diego. They grow very quickly and need a very large trellis or fence to climb on.

26 Jul, 2009



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