Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pavonia multiflora ......Brazilian candles

Flowering now, this tender, rarely seen mallow goes by the common name of Brazilian Candles which suggests that it is a native of Brasil and belongs to the family Malvaceae.

It is also called many flowers and sure enough, it hasn't stopped blooming from the moment it was planted here in the Costa Tropical Garden last Spring.

It has actually received an AGM, award of garden merit, from the RHS, Royal Horticultural Society which makes it very special indeed.