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Fascicularia Bicolor


Fascicularia Bicolor (Fascicularia Bicolor.)

have waited years for this to flower, just waiting for the blue flowers to come out now.........so excited!!



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amy
Amy
 

Wow ! I should think you are too , you have a lot of patience did you grow it from seed ?

29 Sep, 2012

 

Amy no it came as a very tiny plug plant from Cornwall.....

29 Sep, 2012

amy
Amy
 

You have done very well to keep it going and for it to come into flower Angela , I can't be sure but I believe we saw these growing on an Island in Ireland , a few years ago we were almost kidnapped by a person who stepped in front of our car making us stop, he said would you like to visit an exotic island garden we said yes please he led us to a speed boat which sped passed other islands passed Maureen O'Hara house we felt as if we were in a James Bond film LOL it was an amazing journey finally finishing up at this fantastic island where the garden was open to the public , all the better for us being taken by surprise ,I'm sure we would never find it again ! come to think of it he could have really kidnapped us and we fell for it !!!

29 Sep, 2012

 

Oh my goodness lucky for you it turned out well, otherwise we might not be having this conversation?

29 Sep, 2012

 

Thats fantastic, they are worth the wait :o)))

29 Sep, 2012

 

Amy..thats what we're like here in Ireland...lol

29 Sep, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Angela I had forgotton that incident and have googled the place to refresh my memory it was .. Garnish Island ... :o)

29 Sep, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Motinot I believe you LOL .. we hardly had time to park the car , it was quite exciting we had a wonderful day and wondered if it had really happened when we were back at the car .. :o)

29 Sep, 2012

 

Wow, what an amazing story Amy! I really get the sense of you wondering if it had been real! Brilliant bit of good fortune being kidnapped that day! :)

A, I am so impressed that you've got this growing outdoors..what a beautiful tropical focal point for your garden! :)

29 Sep, 2012

 

It's beautiful! It reminds of the more common Bromelia balansae (Heart-of-flame), which this plant is related.

30 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Delonix, it should have lovely blue flowers next if we are lucky!!
Plantoholic do you think it is too late in the year to get the blue flowers, yours is stunning.....
Amy I must look up Garnish Island, just in case you were dreaming!!

30 Sep, 2012

 

You'll have to post pics of them blooming.

Here's my pic of Bromelia balansae, it looks so similar.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/91847-bromelia-balansae-heart-of-flame/member/Delonix1

1 Oct, 2012

 

We have one tiny blue flower open today!!

1 Oct, 2012

amy
Amy
 

LOL it's there Angela .. I checked it myself :o))

2 Oct, 2012

 

so colourful and must look fantastic when it flowers.

3 Oct, 2012

 

Three flowers out so far......

4 Oct, 2012

 

one of the best plants around...mine is in a tiny garden by my washing line...it sits full of weeds all summer. yesterday i noticed my Fascicularia in all its glory poking out from the over grown weeds. of course i then spent 5 mins weeding around it . its such a stunning plant. enjoy your flowers Dd.x

13 Oct, 2012



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