Fabulous Flowers at Abbey del Sol

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These are a few flowers you can find here at Abbey del Sol and around town.

Rose

Rosaleda botánica Carla Fineschi, is a garden in Italy with largest private rose collection in the world. It has over 7,500 different varieties of roses.

The rose is one of only three flowers mentioned in the Bible. The other two are lilies and camphire.

                                                               

Hibiscus

There are seven species of hibiscus regarded as native to Hawaii. The yellow hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower.

Women in Tahiti and Hawaii wear flowers, mostly hibiscus, behind the right ear when they want to announce that they are single and ready for marriage. Married women wear hibiscus behind the left ear.

Bougainvillaea

They produce tiny white flowers that are surrounded by waxy, brightly colored leaves called bracts. So—believe it or not—those breathtaking shades of pink, purple, red, orange, white and yellow that you typically see on the bougainvillea aren’t actually flowers; they’re leaves!

Plumeria

The Mayan legend of Sac-Nicté (white Flower) talks about the Plumeria.

Cordia Sebestena

Common names for the tree are Siricote or Kopté in Mayan, Scarlet Cordia in Jamaica, and Geiger Tree named in commemoration of John Geiger, a Key West pilot and wrecker of the 19th century and is now used quite universally as the common name for this excellent Florida native tree.

 

Heliconias

This are grown for the florist’s trade and as landscape plants. The Heliconias bracts are so large and colorful that they almost hide the flowers altogether. This keeps the flower’s sweet nectar from birds eating it.

Euphorbia milii

The crown of thorns, Christ plant, or Christ thorn, also called Tu y Yo in Latin America, is a species of flowering plant native to Madagascar.

The species name commemorates Baron Milius, once Governor of Réunion, who introduced the species to France in 1821.

It is suspected that the species was introduced to the Middle East in ancient times, and legend associates it with the crown of thorns worn by Christ.