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Worsleya procera, Worsleya rayneri, Empress of Brazil, Blue Amaryllis

Worsleya procera, Worsleya rayneri

Empress of Brazil, Blue Amaryllis
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Origin: Brazil
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunKeep soil moistEpiphyteRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Worsleya procera is an evergreen, bulbous plant that typically grows 2 to 3 feet tall, but occasionally to 5 feet, making it one of the largest plants in the Amaryllis family. It has unusual, arching leaves that resemble a rooster's tail. It produces spectacular and beautiful blooms. They are large, lilac to blue, with small freckles on them.

Worsleya comes from an area with moderate temperatures and cooler nights. It grows in very extreme and moist environments, and is commonly found near waterfalls in rich soil situated on granite rocksand sunny places.

Worsleya procera, Worsleya rayneri, Empress of Brazil, Blue Amaryllis

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Zingiber neglectum , Jewel Pagoda

Zingiber neglectum

Jewel Pagoda
Family: Zingiberaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Zingiber neglectum works well as a tropical foliage plant or patio plant. This variety produces an excellent, long-lasting cut flower. Propagated by division, stem cuttings and seeds.

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Zinnia sp., Zinnia
Zinnia linearis

Zinnia sp.

Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Mexico
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Zinnia elegans, Youth-and-old-age, is the most commonly grown kind along with its many different varieties.

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