Posted at 5th May 2011 in News by JHPS Gardens

Flower Bud Ready to Burst

During the first few days of April, a giant Puya Chilensis flower bud was ready to open at the national botanic garden of Wales. It was the first time the plant will have flowered in over 10 years since it was first planted.
The leaves, native to the Chilean Andes are edged with curved thorns. The spiky flower heads are colossal with many greenish-yellow flowers and long spikes. The individual blooms measure around 5cm across and attract bird pollinators as they are full of nectar.
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