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Thursday, 22 December 2016

FFF265 - MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Blandfordia grandiflora is a species of flowering plant in the native to south-eastern Australia. B. grandiflora is commonly known as the Large Christmas Bell because it generally flowers in December and January. It is a perennial herb, and has tubular, bell-shaped flowers. It is one of only four Blandfordia species. The name Blandfordia honours the Marquis of Blandford and the name grandiflora means "large flowered". It is one of the four species of Blandfordia,

B. grandiflora is considered the most robust, so the name grandiflora suits the plant. At one time, B. grandiflora went by the name B. flammea. Although Blandfordia grandiflora is only native to Australia, in the nineteenth century, many botanists grew it in Great Britain because it can easily be grown as a potted plant. B. grandiflora grows well in sandy soils. The wet coastal heaths of Australia, such as, New South Wales and Queensland have the sandy soil necessary for B. grandiflora to grow.

In order for B. grandiflora to grow, the soil should be light and well-drained and the plant should not be in direct sunlight or in heavy shade. B. grandiflora is a very slow growing plant, so more aggressive plants easily swamp it in the wild.


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11 comments:

  1. Christmas with outdoor blooming flowers...
    Merry Christmas from the frosty side of the world :-)

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  2. ...such wonderful festive colors!

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  3. You have added an unusual fotoshop layer Nick. The flowers look like a bit surreal. I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas. Groetjes Hetty

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  4. Hello Nick,
    Thank you very much ♥
    Have nice days,
    yours moni

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  5. Hello,
    I wish you a heartfelt Christmas and a happy new year.
    Greetings Eva, who thanks for the action.

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  6. Hi Nick,
    thank you for your christmas greetings. Your flowers look a little special ;-) Blandfordia grandiflora - I think, they are native to Australia. I didn't see them before.
    I too wish you a Merry Christmas - Elke from Frankfurt/Germany

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  7. Nick, wonderful seasonal greeting. Thanks for sharing and a Merry Christmas to you.

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  8. Beautiful bells! Have a fairy, merry Christmas!

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  9. Merry Christmas to you, too !!

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  10. What a pretty holiday card! Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year as well.

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