GardenWeek Virtual Visits January 10, 2000

Editor's Journal: Stonecrop

Still more to see in the Conservatory including a very striking Bromelliad and an equally notable Fuchsia in opposite ends of the building, an evergreen winter flowering Buddlejia in bloom, an evergreen Clematis about to bloom and more. And although we do not show the Lapageria, we are keeping an eye on it to report its blooming at the right time.

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A Grape-Leaved Pelargonium, native to South Africa. Known for its fragrant leaves and its showy flowers--Check back to see it in bloom.
Pelargonium vitifolia
Lavatera maritima
A Tree Mallow--a member of the Malvaceae family native to the western Mediterranean area and usually found in dry rocky places near the sea.
The yellow daisy-like flowers of Euryops pectinata with the two toned purple Lavatera maritima in the back.
Euryops and Lacatera
Euryops pectinata
This evergreen shrub with finely cut grey-green leaves is native to South Africa and blooms non-stop throughout the winter. The genus name means "having large eyes."
Just one of the many Camellias in a cool spot in the Conservatory.
Camellia sp.
Ternstroemia gymnanthera
A member of the Theaceae family with reddish leaves this Ternstroemia, new to Stonecrop, has found a home next to a Crinum with foliage of a similar color. The genus is named after Christopher Ternstroem, a Swedish naturalist who travelled in China.
A small evergreen shrub covered with small white flowers. Looking a lot like Rosemary, this member of the Labiatae family native to Australia is also called Australian Rosemary.
Westringia fruticosa
Westringia fruticosa
A close-up of the Westringia which was named after Johan Westring, a physician to the King of Sweden.
A member of the Polygalaceae family with showy purple flowers, this shrub of garden origin, a hybrid of two species from South Africa--P. oppositifolia x P. myrtifolia--grows to 10 feet.
Polygala x dalmaisiana
Clematis armandii
An evergreen Clematis about to bloom. And what does it look like? A Clematis, of course! This Chinese native can grow to 20'--we'll be back to photograph its white flowers.
A winter blooming evergreen Buddleja native to the East Indies. This is the third tender plant of this report that can be grown outdoors in south Cornwall--I think they are on to something there!
Buddleja asiatica
Cestrum elegans
Native to Mexico and a member of the Solanaceae family this rambling shrub is yet another Stonecrop Conservatory resident that can be grown outdoors in Cornwall.
The striking hanging flower stalk of a Bromelliad, Neoregelia sp.
Neoregelia sp.
Fuchsia sp.
A most extraordinary Fuchsia with magenta tubes tipped with green points.
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