Saturday, March 17, 2007

Red Hot Chilipeppers and Flowers

These are colorful enough to count as floweresque. This pepper appeared on its own and a women wandering the garden one day told me it was a Tabasco pepper. She was from Louisiana. OK then.





















Calathea insignis, the Rattle Snake Plant.





















A Molokai Harbor Hibiscus.


















Playing with Heliconia. Two bracts.





















Four bracts.




















Orange and Blue.

5 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

Rattle Snake plant--wish I could grow that one in my garden, but I'm guessing it's a thirsty, cold-tender tropical. It would be especially appropriate for my in-laws in SW Austin, who keep finding rattlesnakes in their garden.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

It is definately a tropical that likes wet feet. I think there are other Rattlesnake common name plants. Maybe you could find one for your in-laws.

How about this,Rattlesnake Master. It looks good for the Austin area.

Pam/Digging said...

I like yours better---the bloom looks just like a rattlesnake's tail---but this isn't bad. I may have to try one in my own garden too.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I love that rattlesnake plant, too!

Rattlesnake master is a very pretty plant that grows along the highways up here and adds nice architectural interest for the winter months... but it's just not quite as appealing. Probably because of its common nature, although I hate the way it makes me sound to say that.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Well I guess y'all are going to have to build some big greenhouses. This plant can get upwards of six feet tall.

Maybe there is another common named Rattlesnake plant. The Rattlesnake Master was just what I found in a quick search.