Bed of Nails, Hairy Balls: Fun Plants from 2013
We really enjoyed watching the new plants that were added this spring as they grew at the Garden. Here are a couple that many visitors wanted to know more about:
Hairy Balls, Furry Balls, Balloon Plant
This milkweed native to Africa put on a show throughout the season: beautiful white milkweed flowers followed by the trademark fruit.
Bed of Nails
The menacing-looking spines along the leaf veins and stem catch everyone’s eyes. The fruits are held close to the stem of the plant.