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July flowers


I am having a wetter and cooler than normal season, so far. July is traditionally the driest month of the year in the Azores, while August is the warmest.
As usual, the New Zealand Christmas tree, or Metrosideros excels is in full bloom:

There is also a yellow Calla Lily that just pops up every year:

I have some xAmarcrinums – a cross between Amaryllis and Crinum, that bloom at the same time as the Crinums:

Then there is the Fuchsia boliviana. I have the white one, but it is still settling in, so the all red one brightens up its area:

An annual poppy keeps self-sowing. I started this years and years ago, and haven’t had to replant since:

Then there is the huge Strelitzia Nicolai. To take the first photo, I had to go to a terrace I have and use a zoom lens to get the photo as it is about 20’ above the ground.

Then I went down to the ground level and zoomed up to the same set of flowers. Here you can see the flowers leak a sticky substance that I haven’t seen on their smaller cousins. They also have 4 or 5 tiers of flowers, so they last a long time.

Then there is today’s brag flower. Last year I started seeds of 2 different Cypella species. Cypella herbertii started flowering in April and is still flowering like crazy:

Today, I got the first Cypella coelestis. This stands about 2 feet tall and is 2½" across. Like the other, it only lasts 1 day, but will produce lots of flowers, so that doesn’t really matter.

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Love the C. coelestis -well named, it really is a heavenly blue!

1 Jul, 2019


Such an exotic range of plants in the Azores. My Strelitzia reginae leaks sticky sap, its in the conservatory which can get very hot in summer. I cut off the blooms as soon as they are finished, they almost touch the ceiling.
Those white x Amacrinums look like the ones I have that I don't know the name.

1 Jul, 2019


What tuning photos I love the New Zealand Chritmas it's a tree wow.

1 Jul, 2019


Some wonderful flowers there, the tree is stunning and the Strelitzia must be an amazing sight.

2 Jul, 2019


The tree is well over 50' tall. It can be pruned as a hedge, but then it doesn't flower very well. It is the Cypella that I am really pleased about. It hates to be moved or divided, but multiplies really fast. Since it is outdoors, it really doesn't die back all the way in winter.

2 Jul, 2019


Some beauties there Wylie. That Strelitzia is something else! If it gets that tall to flower I'll only ever have just leaves for sure.

2 Jul, 2019


It took only 11 years from seed for the first flower and was only a little over 10' tall. Now, it is a monster and gets 4-5 bunches of flower heads (more every year!).

2 Jul, 2019


Thanks for showing these photos of your wonderful plants ... so good to see what is flowering outside of the UK ... :o)

2 Jul, 2019


Wonderful, I'm like Shirley, I wouldn't ever see them without people like yourself Wylie...

17 Jul, 2019

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