Friday, October 29, 2010


This is a white form of Diascia barberae. The scrofularaceous Diascias are native to South Africa where Rediviva bees have evolved in curious ways to harvest the oils produced by Diascia flowers. Picture taken October 28, 2010.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Maximilian Sunflower not flowering this year either

The Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) planted behind the Horticulture Building hasn't flowered yet this year either.

Link to last year's post on Helianthus maximiliani:

Looks like it is trying to flower and just not making it. These pictures were taken October 22, 2010.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Calendula officinalis

Pictured is Calendula officinalis 'Citrus Smoothie'. Calendulas are sometimes called Pot Marigolds, but don't confuse them with Tagetes which are also called marigolds. Picture taken October 22, 2010.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fuchsia triphylla

Pictured here is Fuchsia triphylla 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt', growing outdoors in a pot at Purdue Horticulture Gardens. In the same pot but not in this picture is Fuchsia 'Paula Jane', a hybrid Fuchsia. Picture taken October 22, 2010.

Fuchsias are members of the Onagraceae family along with the evening primroses.