Plant Highlights By Date
Our plant of Veltheimia capensis has remained single, while Veltheimia bracteata has increased to form a good-sized clump.
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.
Like many of its relatives, Aloe greenii has spots which tend to occur in irregular undulating transverse bands.
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.
Agave parrasana is a beautiful species native to several mountain ranges in the state of Coahuila in north-central Mexico.
Most species of Agave have thick leaves armed with teeth along the edges and tipped with a sharp spike, but Agave bracteosa is a non-conformist with its pliable unarmed green leaves.
Eucalyptus preissiana is one of a number of species known in Australia as “mallees”. The term is applied to plants which have a swollen base called a lignotuber, from which multiple stems usually arise.
Like most species of Eucalyptus, E. caesia comes from Australia, where it grows on granite outcrops in the southwest part of the country.
Many species of Aloe come into flower during the winter, and Aloe microstigma is one of these.
Among the shrubs providing some winter color at the Ruth Bancroft Garden is a delightful one named Senna artemisioides (also known as Cassia artemisioides).