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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Angel Trumpet Heralds the Onset of Warmer Days


The angel trumpet is one of my favorite garden plants. I have planted an offspring of the one in my mother's yard at all four homes I have lived in. I don't know which I enjoy better, the gorgeous ivory and apricot blooms or the intoxicating fragrance. It is such a striking looking plant with all of those trumpets dangling from the branches. And the fragrance that seems to float through the garden, especially at the close of the day is absolutely wonderful. I thoroughly enjoy this plant!

5 comments:

Sigrun said...

Oh what a big one!

Sigrun

~~ Melissa said...

What a fantastic plant. Wow.

JACKIE J. JOLLY said...

I HAVE QUITE A FEW OF THE ANGEL TRUMPET PLANTS. THEY ARE SO EASY TO GROW...JUST BREAK OFF A PIECE AND PLANT IT IN THE GROUND!
I WONDER IF YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN PURCHASE A THIALAND PARROT FLOWER? IT HAS SEVERAL COLORS ON THE BLOOM AND LOOKS JUST LIKE PARROTS.
THANKS...

Simply Susan! said...

jackie,

I found a photo of the Thailand parrot flower and it is gorgeous. I will do some research to see if I can find a source from which to purchase. Will let you know.

Steve Lucas said...

If you are lucky enough to find one tell it to the world. The plant is Impatiens psittacina. It was identified at the Royal Botanical Garden Kew in London in 1901. The plant is found only in Northern Thailand and Burma and for some reason is illegal to own or export. I did receive an email today from a couple in Australia who collect rare plants and have the plant. I've asked for more information. Many people believe these photos are a fraud. I've posted all I can learn on my website The Exotic Rainforest which is a private botanical garden. You can easily find the pages on any search engine. There is however a tour company called Tourdoi taking people on tours in Thailand to see it. You can find more photos on their website. Steve Lucas
http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Rare%20Thailand%20Parrot%20Flower%20SP.html

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