Christia obcordata, common names are ‘Swallowtail,’ ‘Butterfly,’ or ‘Stripe’ for obvious reasons. This is a somewhat obscure specimen first imported and made available in the United States by a fellow Portlandian, Burl Mostul of Rare Plant Research. A conversation piece in any garden, the wing-shaped leaves and chartreuse-maroon color combination is stunning in an area that gets bright indirect light.

Christia obcordata, common names are ‘Swallowtail,’ ‘Butterfly,’ or ‘Stripe’ for obvious reasons. This is a somewhat obscure specimen first imported and made available in the United States by a fellow Portlandian, Burl Mostul of Rare Plant Research. A conversation piece in any garden, the wing-shaped leaves and chartreuse-maroon color combination is stunning in an area that gets bright indirect light.

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I saw one of these at the Portland Rare Plant Society open house and I'm kicking myself for not getting one! Ugh! More

I saw one of these at the Portland Rare Plant Society open house and I'm kicking myself for not getting one! Ugh! More

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Blue Amaryllis, Empress of Brazil, Blue Hippeastrum (Worsleya procera) - rare bulb
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corps flower - Carnivorous plant. I went with Paris to see one of these after it bloomed at Gustavus College in St. Peter, MN.

corps flower - Carnivorous plant. I went with Paris to see one of these after it bloomed at Gustavus College in St. Peter, MN.

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Most rare plants. It's like a miniature birthday cake! Either that or fairy scrub brushes.... ---Fuchsia procumbens ...native to Tahiti--- ---

Most rare plants. It's like a miniature birthday cake! Either that or fairy scrub brushes.... ---Fuchsia procumbens ...native to Tahiti--- ---

I, just today, purchased a Black Onyx Helleborus plant. Am so excited to start my shade garden in the back for this fall.

I, just today, purchased a Black Onyx Helleborus plant. Am so excited to start my shade garden in the back for this fall.

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elephant's foot plant | Plants, Seeds & Bulbs - Pachypodium rosulatum - Elephant's Foot Plant ...

elephant's foot plant | Plants, Seeds & Bulbs - Pachypodium rosulatum - Elephant's Foot Plant ...

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This rare plant is named Psychotria elata. It is more commonly known as the Flower Lips, Hooker’s Lips or Hot Lips plant

This rare plant is named Psychotria elata. It is more commonly known as the Flower Lips, Hooker’s Lips or Hot Lips plant

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