The following additions have been made to my T. Garden.
Arabian Jasmine, Maid of Orleans, Belle of India, Madan Mogra or Madan Ban is an unusual flower of Jasminum Sambac family. Madan means Cupid, the God of love. As can be seen from the pictures they have long slender oval buds. Flowers are white, double and very fragrant. It has a great significance in religion, as well as perfumes and medicine. It’s scent is important in aroma therapy. Because of it’s enduring scent it is worn by women as hair decoration. It continues to exude perfume for a day after being plucked. It requires warmth, full sun and well drained soil. It may be called the king of Jasmine family flowers.
Grand Duke of Tuscany or But Mogra is one more popular flower Jasminum Sambac. It is also known as Rose jasmine because they resemble small white roses. They are fragrant and double pettaled.
Thumbergia fragrans, Sweet Clock-Vine, White Lady or locally known as Chimine is a perennial twining climber with long stems and swollen at nodes.The flowers are white non fragrant, solitary and 2” wide. Commonly planted in gardens for its attractive white flowers, this slender, herbaceous vine, native to India and Sri Lanka, often establishes itself in thickets, in waste grounds and on roadsides. Thunbergia commemorates Karl P. Thunberg, an eminent Swedish traveller and botanist, who lived from 1745 to 1828; There has been lot of confusion on why the species name is fragrans. Dr. Roxburgh, who gave the name to this flower, says in his book, Plants of the Coast of Coromandel:
“the plant possesses a peculiar and agreeable fragrance, and the beauty of its flowers, although not fragrant, entitle it to a place in the flower-garden
So, the plant possesses a fragrance, but not the flowers.
Gerbera is an ornamental plant from sunflower family. They present various colors like yellow, orange, white. red and pink. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours. There are four different groups of Gerbera flowers single, double, crested double and full drested double. Gerbera is also important commercially and is the fifth most used cut flower in the world. Because of it’s size, color and long lasting property it is one of the showiest bouquet flowers available. The flower size can vary from 3 to 7 inches in diameter.
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