Far Out Flora

Giant Orange Flowers


Papaver atlanticum ‘Flore Pleno’ ?

In honor of the Giants playing in the World Series we took some pics of orange flowers around Strybing.  I think the above is a Papaver atlanticum ‘Flore Pleno’ but not 100% sure. We bribed the bee.

Orange Bats

The sun wasn’t cooperating, but Cuphea ‘Strybing Sunset’ still rocks the orange.

Clivia craziness

I’m not really sure what to think about Clivia miniata. I’m not a hater. While checking out the amazing Helen Crocker Russell Library we discovered there’s an entire journal dedicated to Clivia. Who knew?

Clivia News

We’re not big baseball fans, but it’s fun to be living in a city where the World Series is happening.  The Conservatory of Flowers is even lit up in orange. Go Giants!


  1. Orange flowers are gorgeous!

  2. The cuphea are so metal, I love them, and totally perfect for the holiday.

    As for being a clivia hater, they’re one of those ubiquitous SF, Mediterranean climate plants that I’ve always despised as tacky and too shiny. Then I learned a tad about them in Plant I.D. at City — along with Myoporum laetum and Coprosma repens — and they’ve become oddly endearing, like funny old lady friends. I still can’t stand Acanthus, though, and Agapanthus is really on the verge…..!

    • Can’t say I’m a fan of Myoporum laetum. Our next door neighbor has one that’s always dropping crap on our succulents and patio. One summer it had a really nasty case of white flies. Big chunks of it have fallen in our yard during storms. Their Coprosma repens is starting to creep over too :)

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.