Tulipa ‘Split’

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Bright Pink, Magenta fringed bloom.

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The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which around 75 wild species are currently accepted and which belongs to the family Liliaceae. The genus’s native range extends west to the Iberian Peninsula, through North Africa to Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, throughout the Levant [Syria, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Jordan] and Iran, North to Ukraine, southern Siberia and Mongolia, and east to the Northwest of China. The tulip’s centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tien Shan mountains. It is a typical element of steppe and winter-rain Mediterranean vegetation. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens, as potted plants, or as cut flowers.

Photos: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore [20160412, 20160419]

Source: Wikipedia

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Tulipa ‘Carola’

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Magenta bloom Triumph tulip.

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The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which around 75 wild species are currently accepted and which belongs to the family Liliaceae. The genus’s native range extends west to the Iberian Peninsula, through North Africa to Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, throughout the Levant [Syria, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Jordan] and Iran, North to Ukraine, southern Siberia and Mongolia, and east to the Northwest of China. The tulip’s centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tien Shan mountains. It is a typical element of steppe and winter-rain Mediterranean vegetation. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens, as potted plants, or as cut flowers.

Photos: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore [20160412]

Source: Wikipedia

Dahlia ‘Anatole’

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae [or Compositae], dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in [5.1 cm] diameter or up to 1 ft [30 cm] or “dinner plate”.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150301]

Source: Wikipedia

Dahlia ‘Kyoto’

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae [or Compositae], dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in [5.1 cm] diameter or up to 1 ft [30 cm] or “dinner plate”.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150131]

Source: Wikipedia

Night blooming waterlily

Night bloomers start unfolding in the evening and close the following mid-morning. Though they bloom in the darkness of night, they do need 5-6 hours of sunlight daily to flourish. Night blooming tropical water lilies the largest and widest spread of all tropicals. 3′-4′ spread.

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Photo: Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, Singapore 20120115.

Nymphaea antares has deep magenta blooms that are enhanced by green leaves infused with purple. The name Antares is the largest star and red in the constellation Scorpius and thus the name selected to represent this gorgeous species.

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Photo: Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, Singapore 20120308.

Nymphaea juno has white flowers and sepals. It has 12-13 inch green leaves that are blotched purple with brownish purple undersides. Nymphaea juno’s flower characteristics are fragrant, vintage, showy.