25 August 2011 00:21:21
Eucomis, Kniphofia & Cortaderia
We went to the zoo today and I could not get over the gorgeous exotic planting.
What kind of budget do they have and how do they get that lot through winter (as I am sure nothing is lifted)?
Last year I saw the swathes of newly planted Eucomis in the African Plains and I was very doubtful as to their possibility for survival. This year they look naturalised.
Whatever they're doing there, could they please bottle it and sell it to us gardeners?
I am just putting up an album now. But among the exotics (that I could identify) I spied ...
Melianthus major, Echium, Eucomis, Tigridia, Clianthus, Grevillea rosmarinifolia, Crinum, Galtonia candicans, Cardiocrinum gigantium, Darmera peltata, Bergenia ciliata, Hedychium, Agapanthus, Kniphofia caulescens and other Kniphofia, Trachycarpus fortunei, Fatsia japonica & various bamboo.
Wowser! Please take a look at my photos and advise of any mistaken identities. Oh, and if anyone can help with naming the 2 gorgeous Eucomis, I would be very grateful.
Oh, and there were a few animals there too :)