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Lampranthus spectabilis

May 2010

   Lampranthus spectabilis makes a brilliant display in spring, covering itself in flowers which are about 2 inches (5 cm) across.

Eucalyptus preissiana

April 2010

Eucalyptus preissiana is a spring bloomer and will come into full bloom at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in late March to April. 

Eucalyptus caesia

March 2010

Like most species of Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus caesia comes from Australia, where it grows on granite outcrops in the southwest part of the country.

Aloe mutabilis

February 2010

In most populations of Aloe mutabilis the flowers change color as they mature, with the red buds giving way to yellow (or yellow-tipped) open flowers.

Othonna capensis

January 2010

One of the latter is Othonna capensis, a ground-hugging creeper with fat green leaves and small bright-yellow daisy flowers.

Veltheimia capensis

December 2009

Our plant of Veltheimia capensis has remained single, while Veltheimia bracteata has increased to form a good-sized clump.

Colletia cruciata

November 2009

The blooming time for Colletia cruciata is in the fall, and our plant at the Ruth Bancroft Garden bears white flowers in October and November.

Cleistocactus sepium

October 2009

Cleistocactus sepium has red tubular flowers which flare out at the mouth, making a brilliant display.  They jut out from the sides of the stems below the apex, coming in flushes during the summer and fall months. 

Haworthia truncata

September 2009

There are many species of Haworthia with windowed leaves, like the Haworthia truncata, so named because its leaves look as though they had been truncated.

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