Sunday, August 24, 2008

What's my name?

I'm cute, about a foot tall, have slightly succulent-looking foliage, and am growing in full sun at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg, California. Sadly, I have no identification. Can anybody tell me my name, preferably in Latin?


  1. Anonymous7:08 PM

    It is Orphium frutescens - a native of South Africa. You can find it at Annie's Annuals.

  2. I love Annie's Annuals but mail order shipping to Tennessee is out of the equation! What a wonderful plant and my favorite colors green and pink!

    clay and limestone via blotanical!

  3. Shame on me for not remembering that I'd seen and photographed this very plant at Hortus Botanicus on a previous visit. It was even labeled. In my defense, it's not something I see in local nurseries.

  4. Anonymous6:51 PM

    Wow. Nice photos, good blog. You're also a beauty! I am a landscaper and live on the Mendocino Coast so it's all very familiar! In fact I designed and installed one of these gardens years ago!