02 April 2007

Miscellaneous madness

1. I actually managed some restraint at the year's first plant sale, but I could not resist Boophone distichta. It will probably take decades to flower, but the leaves are very cool.


2. The new Fatsia leaves are crazy looking.


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3. Eat steel, cat.

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Or perhaps you'd like to nibble on the Boophone instead?

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3 Comments:

Blogger lisa said...

"Just give me a call on my BOOPHONE!" Hahahahaha!!! That's one crazy, cool-ass plant! Am I correct in assuming from the name that this is some sort of allium relative? I wonder if I could grow one of these as a houseplant? I bet bees and butterflies LOVE those blooms...wow...I feel a plant acquisition mania coming on...

4/12/2007 11:07 AM  
Blogger mmw said...

It's in the Amaryllis family, so no, not closely related to alliums. They are mostly from the summer-rainfall area, so you might be able to grow it in a pot, but I think you'll need a big-ass pot.

Also, check out Boophone ernesti-ruschii.

4/12/2007 12:28 PM  
Blogger mmw said...

BTW, Boophone means COW DEATH in Greek. They're extremely poisonous.

4/12/2007 12:28 PM  

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