" Pelican Flower "

Did you ever see such an amazing Flower?

 I was at the St. Petersburg, Sunken Gardens and came upon a vine coming over a very large wall, and on that vine were several purple spotted flowers that I've never seen before

Then I saw the little marker with the words
"Pelican Flower"

 From what I could see the Flower comes from a large pod of sorts and after the Flower is in bloom the pod hangs on the back of it.

It's the first time I've seen this unusual plant and would love to have a few cuttings.  It would look wonderful dangling off my deck!
Hmmmm,,,, wonder if it will root?  The only problem is the Gardens feel like a Tropical Forest and my yard is very dry and humid?

The Sunken Gardens is a must see if your ever in St. Petersburg, Florida.
This Sunday their having a very large plant sale so come on down!

I've seen Palm Trees in many different parts of the world and when I came upon the "Cuban Royal Palms" I was amazed at the size.  They looked 6 stories tall.  Their trunks around the roots must have been 10ft in diameter... Beautiful to say the least!

I hope your weather is as beautiful as 
it is in my part of Florida.

 "Have a great weekend"



Karen said...

Oh my, that pelican flower is Gorgeous! I have never seen anything like it.

I had some catching up to do and had fun reading about the pointless grocery store 'foods'. Then I read with joy about your daughter's new home (and thought how lucky she is to have you for a mother to help with decorating!) and then I shed tears over the story of Belker.

Always such a rich experience visiting your blog. Hugs and have a great weekend!

Gypsy Heart said...

Gorgeous flower! The greenery is so beautiful too. The palm trees are ginormous aren't they? Glad you had a good time.


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I haven't been there since I was a little girl! That is really an unusual flower. I have never seen one. The color is so deep and pretty.

Congrats to your daughter too on her new home!! How very exciting. I'm sure you two will have lots of fun fixing it up for her. :)

Bernie H said...

The Pelican Flower is really something else ... how lovely! It's a new one to me.

Beth said...

What a gorgeous and unusual flower! Thanks for sharing, Sandy!
Happy Easter. Beth

Darla said...

That is an eye catcher there!

Jenny said...

We always called these Dutchman's pipe. I've never heard them called Pelican flower before. I first saw them at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas & fell in love with them. I think they grow as an annual in that area.

penandparchment said...

Beatuiful, I have never seen this flower before!Love from Sweden ,-)

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