Canna | Canna indica
Common Name:Â Canna
Botanical Name:Â Canna indica
Canna has become very popular amongst gardeners and horticulturists, and has been the same through the ages, hailed and studied for decades by leading botanists. It originated in Central America, South America and Mexico and was quickly naturalized in several states of North America and Asia. It has several names like the Indian shot, edible canna and the purple arrowroot. Itâ€™s beautiful deep red colours can truly transform any garden.
Allamanda yellow dwarf | Allamanda neriifolia
Common Name:Â Â Allamanda yellow dwarf
Botanical Name:Â Â Allamanda neriifolia
Bush Allamanda is an evergreen tropical shrub with alluring golden yellow flowers striped orange at its base. The flowers could even be pink sometimes, rarely. This grows to about four feet tall and is quite resilient to the soil or environment you put it in. It grows vigorously under full sunlight or partial shade and requires little to no maintenance. This is usually planted around the house for an attractive landscape design.
Passion Flower | Krishna kamalam | Passiflora caerulea
Common Name:Â Krishna Kamalam
Botanical name:Â Â Passiflora caerulea
This unique flower, something apart from what we are used to, is complex, with the five sepals and petals whitish in colour, surmounted by blue or violet filaments, then five greenish-yellow stamens and three purple stigmas. This flower is peculiarly named â€˜Krishna Kamalamâ€™ because it is said that the entire Mahabharata is present in this small flower - There are about 100 blue petals â€“ one for each of the Kauravas, 5 of the yellow ones in the centre â€“ one for each of the Pandavas. The green bulb in the centre symbolizes Draupadi, the queen of Pandavas.
The three filaments are for the holy trinity of Brahma-Vishnu and Mahesha.
Did you know that it was named passion flower after the passion - love and death of Jesus Christ on the cross?