Gesneriaceae

Aeschynanthus buxifolius

A surprisingly hardy plant from southeast Asia. A number of years ago I worked in the Southeast Asia section at Kew Gardens, and took part in several field trips to Borneo. In 1848, the Victorian […]

Leonotis leonurus close-up of flower buds
Lamiaceae

Leonotis

Slightly sprawling and rain-battered, but nevertheless looking spectacular in the garden at the moment is one of my favourite plants, and a worthy first plant profile for my blog: Leonotis leonurus, or Lion’s Ear (the […]