Friday, 30 March 2012

My Favourite From Kew

Of all the plants and flowers that I saw in Kew this weekend, the one I loved the most was the jade vine (strongylodon macrobotrys). I had seen this on the 'A year at Kew' TV show and was delighted to see it flower. The colour of these flowers is beyond stunning, a really intense shade of blueish green or greenish blue. It was flowering both in the palm house and the princess of wales conservatory. This is the sort of plant that is impossible for me to grow myself so I'm really glad to have seen it up close and personal at Kew. The bunches of flowers are huge and it is easy to see they belong to the pea family.

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