Rare Protected Flowers

Rare Protected FlowersDennis Trevorrow and his wife Anthea of Salisbury recently held a presentation about a rare breed of flowers for Port Pirie Garden Club Members.

This couple has been growing streptocarpus flowers avidly for many years. These flowers are a relative of the African Violet and the Gloxinia, and require much of the same care. The original species is rarely found outside of specialized greenhouses.

They have also put a lot of work into creating improved hybrids that come in colours like mauve, magenta, pink, white and blue.

This flower is most commonly known as the Cape Primrose. They are very commonly used as indoor decorations. Some of the members of the club decided to give themselves a challenge and buy an example from Mr. Treverrow.

[Via: The Recorder]

Rare Protected Flowers was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by admin
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