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The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
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Heliconia rostrata

This dramatic tropical plant from north-west South America is commonly known as the pendulous lobster claw. The thick rope-like, scarlet flower stem dangles down and zigzags, with a flower projecting from each bend.
The flower itself is a modest affair but it is housed in very conspicuous and robust bright scarlet and yellow bracts - rather like a hermit crab in its protective shell. The flowers are rich with nectar, attracting hummingbirds in the wild.

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