Veltheimia capensis: Sand Lily

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Veltheimia capensis is one of two species of flowering plants belonging to the genus Veltheimia, of the family Asparagaceae. It is a tender bulbous perennial reaching a height of 46 cm [18 in], with flowers varying in color from white with red spots to pink with green or red markings.

The specific epithet capensis refers to the Western Cape Province of South Africa, a native habitat for the plant. Common names include sand lily, elephant’s eye and winter veltheimia.

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Source: Wikipedia

Camellia sp: Formal double flower

Formal double flower: Flowers are rounded with several rows of very regular, very neatly overlapping petals, which obscure the stamens.

Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are 100–250 describedspecies, with some controversy over the exact number.

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This genus is famous throughout East Asia; camellias are known as cháhuā (茶花) in Chinese, “tea flower”, an apt designation, as tsubaki (椿) in Japanese.

Today camellias are grown as ornamental plants for their flowers; about 3,000 cultivars and hybridshave been selected, many with double or semi-double flowers. Camellia  japonica is the most prominent species in cultivation, with over 2,000 named cultivars. Next are Camellia reticulata with over 400 named cultivars, and Camellia sasanqua with over 300 named cultivars. Some varieties can grow to a considerable size, up to 100m², though more compact cultivars are available.

There is great variety of flower forms:

  • single (flat, bowl- or cup-shaped)
  • semi-double (rows of large outer petals, with the centre comprising mixed petals and stamens)
  • double – paeony form (convex mass of irregular petals and petaloids with hidden stamens) –anemone form (one or more rows of outer petals, with mixed petaloids and stamens in the centre) –rose form (overlapping petals showing stamens in a concave center when open) – formal double (rows of overlapping petals with hidden stamens)

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Source: Wikipedia

Narcissus ‘St. Keverne’: Large-cupped Daffodils

Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. They are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa and West Asia, with a center of distribution in the Western Mediterranean.  The number of distinct species varies widely depending on how they are classified, with the disparity due to similarity between species and hybridization between species. Species and hybrids are widely used in gardens and landscapes.

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Each Narcissus flower has a central bell-, bowl-, or disc-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of six floral leaves called the perianth which is united into a tube at the forward edge of the 3-locular ovary. The three outer segments are sepals, and the three inner segments are petals.

Flower color varies from white through yellow to deep orange. Breeders have developed some daffodils with double, triple, or ambiguously multiple rows and layers of segments, and several wild species also have known double variants.

Most daffodils have the ‘daffodil’ fragrance.

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Source: Wikipedia

Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’

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Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. They are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa and West Asia, with a center of distribution in the Western Mediterranean.  The number of distinct species varies widely depending on how they are classified, with the disparity due to similarity between species and hybridization between species. Species and hybrids are widely used in gardens and landscapes.

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Each Narcissus flower has a central bell-, bowl-, or disc-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of six floral leaves called the perianth which is united into a tube at the forward edge of the 3-locular ovary. The three outer segments are sepals, and the three inner segments are petals.

Flower color varies from white through yellow to deep orange. Breeders have developed some daffodils with double, triple, or ambiguously multiple rows and layers of segments, and several wild species also have known double variants.

Most daffodils have the ‘daffodil’ fragrance.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20160323]

Source: Wikipedia

Daffodil ‘Fortissimo’: Large-Cupped Daffodil

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Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. They are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa and West Asia, with a center of distribution in the Western Mediterranean.  The number of distinct species varies widely depending on how they are classified, with the disparity due to similarity between species and hybridization between species. Species and hybrids are widely used in gardens and landscapes.

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Each Narcissus flower has a central bell-, bowl-, or disc-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of six floral leaves called the perianth which is united into a tube at the forward edge of the 3-locular ovary. The three outer segments are sepals, and the three inner segments are petals.

Flower color varies from white through yellow to deep orange. Breeders have developed some daffodils with double, triple, or ambiguously multiple rows and layers of segments, and several wild species also have known double variants.

Most daffodils have the ‘daffodil’ fragrance.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20160323]

Source: Wikipedia

Narcissus ‘Passionale’

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Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. They are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa and West Asia, with a center of distribution in the Western Mediterranean.  The number of distinct species varies widely depending on how they are classified, with the disparity due to similarity between species and hybridization between species. Species and hybrids are widely used in gardens and landscapes.

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Each Narcissus flower has a central bell-, bowl-, or disc-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of six floral leaves called the perianth which is united into a tube at the forward edge of the 3-locular ovary. The three outer segments are sepals, and the three inner segments are petals.

Flower color varies from white through yellow to deep orange. Breeders have developed some daffodils with double, triple, or ambiguously multiple rows and layers of segments, and several wild species also have known double variants.

Most daffodils have the ‘daffodil’ fragrance.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20160323]

Source: Wikipedia