Colorful Tropical Bloomers in December 2008

Sharing a colorful photomontage of beautiful bloomers in our garden in December 2008. A harmonious and happy crowd that flowers throughout the year in our tropical country, Malaysia! How rewarding to grow these flowering plants (mostly perennials) that never fail to add color and brightness to our front yard!

Our tropical flowers in December 2008

Starting with the top row, from left to right, they’re known as:

  1. Mussaenda erythrophylla ‘Ashanti Blood’ (Red Flag Bush, Red Mussaenda)
  2. Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’ (Mophead Hydrangea, Bigleaf/French Hydrangea, Hortensia)
  3. Hippeastrum reticulatum var. striatifolium ‘Mrs. Garfield’ (Amaryllis, Hippies, Barbados Lily)
  4. Wrightia antidysenterica (Snowflake, Milky Way, Arctic Snow)
  5. Heliconia stricta ‘Carli’s Sharonii’
  6. Euphorbia milii ‘Red Dwarf’ (Crown of Thorns, Christ Plant/Thorn/Crown)
  7. Portulaca grandiflora (Portulaca, Moss Rose, Rose Moss, Sun Plant)
  8. Allamanda cathartica (Yellow Allamanda, Golden Trumpet)
  9. Plumbago auriculata (Blue Plumbago, Cape Plumbago/Leadwort, Skyflower)
  10. Euphorbia milii (with orange-red bracts) and Bougainvillea Millionaire (or B. glabra ‘Snow White’)
  11. Calliandra emarginata ‘Red’ (Dwarf Powder Puff; Powderpuff Plant)
  12. Bougainvillea ‘Mrs Eva Mauve Variegata’

Enjoy! :D

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