What's blooming at the Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory?
Photo credit: Michael Lemmon
The Adenium or “Desert Rose” is a succulent that is found in the tropical regions of Africa. Part of the Apocynaceae family it grows like a shrub and can get up to 5 feet tall.
The spectacular flowers, now blooming at Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park, arrive in shades of red, pink, white, and yellow.
It does extremely well in direct sunlight and loves hot summers. It will not tolerate cold winters and prefers a dormant period when it will drop all flowers and leaves.
Adeniums do well in containers and are perfect for bonsai. The plant is related to the Oleander and is also poisonous.
Recommended for USDA zones 11-12.