Saturday, June 21, 2014

Desert Rose


I've taken many photos of this plant called Desert Rose but, I don't believe I've ever posted one before.  The Desert Botanical Garden as several of these plants and they are all growing in large pots that are scattered throughout the garden.

The unusual thing about the plant is their root system.  As you can see, it's all twisty and tied in knots.
















It appears to bloom all year long with these pretty red flowers.  I wonder if I could grow one in my yard.

17 comments:

Elisabeth Firsching said...

Thanks for sharing, love it!

Andy said...

Nice scarlet red. Those roots look like they are hugging each other.

Thérèse said...

Andy is right a nice demonstration of pretty big hugs!
Let us know if you are able to grow them at home.

cieldequimper said...

It is absolutely delightful. I didn't think of hugs but of a sculpture!

Kate said...

Absolutely magnificent colors!

Lowell said...

Funky roots. Re growing one in your yard - give it a try. Reminds me a bit of an hibiscus. Very pretty!

Kathy said...

Sharon, unless you have landscaping that requires a lot of water I'm sure they'd thrive. Maybe get a big pot or two!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I will look for these next time we are at the DBG.

William Kendall said...

Peculiar roots, but a beautiful bloom!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

The blossom sort of resembles a hibiscus but that root system is amazing.

RedPat said...

You should give it a try, Sharon! Gorgeous!

Birdman said...

The flowering red is nice, but the roots twirls are keeping my eyes occupied.

Randy said...

Beautiful blooms.

Steve Reed said...

Beautiful! Is it some kind of euphorbia? It's really great looking. I don't think I've ever seen one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I bet you could get one to grow Sharon although judging by that root ball this one is pretty mature. Imagine having those gorgeous blooms all year round, that's pretty much like the perfect plant right!

llandudnopictures said...

Rich, rich colour!

José Mendonça said...

Adeniums are such fantastic plants! I haven't got any but I have to find one I like to bring home.