Monday, 19 September 2016

The Black Dragon.

Colocasia, The Black Dragon, has flowered.






One flower waiting to greet us when we arrived home from our week visiting Ireland was this little beauty.
The Colocasia is a new plant to Our Garden@19 this year, it was purchased during a holiday in Wales.

Are there Celtic forces at work here!

20 comments:

  1. What a fab flower to return home to! Strangely enough, I'm just back from Ireland. Did you see many gardens?

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    1. Yes we did Sarah, it was an organised holiday visiting NT gardens.

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  2. What a welcome home Brian :) The flower looks like a glowing candle. My next door but one neighbour at the allotment has an exotic plot and grows these. They are most attractive plants. Did you make any special plant purchases whilst you were in Ireland?

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    1. No I was very restrained on the plant buying front Anna.

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  3. That's a fascinating plant Brian. A nice surprise for you when you got home! :)

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    1. It is Cathy, I just hope I can keep it over the winter.

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  4. What a stunner! Perfect with that dark foliage...

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    1. I know Amy, that's why I couldn't resist it!

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  5. Don't know this plant, Brian - what a lovely surprise to find it blooming

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    1. It was new to me Cathy when I saw it for sale earlier this year.

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  6. My first year also for growing Calocasia, Brian, and it is a learning curve! 'Black Dragon'is a beast and a very beautiful one too! How are you planning to overwinter it ?

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    1. I have a green house with a small heater where I over winter my tender plants.

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  7. It is spectacular, just think if you had missed it! Amelia

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    1. It looks as if there is another one developing.

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  8. How amazing, I didn't realise they had flowers. What a lovely surprise.

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    1. Niether did I Chloris until this one flowered. I bought because of the leaves and stems.

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