GardenDrumPuya flower at Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens

Puya at Mt TomahOf course GardenDrum loves this metallic aqua Puya berteroniana flower, now starring at the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens in the NSW Blue Mountains. There’s a forest of them!

Puya berteroniana comes from Chile. Like all large bromeliads, its flowering is wonderful as it can take many years to happen but also sad as the parent plant will now slowly die, leaving lots of ‘pups’ behind for a new generation.

The flowers will only last a couple of weeks, so get out there as soon as you can! The nectar laden flowers are also a big hit with the local Australian birds.

Puya at Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens Oct 2015

Puya at Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens Oct 2015

Puya flower with honeyeater Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens

Puya flower with honeyeater Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens

Puya in flower MT Tomah Botanic Gardens Oct 2015

 

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One thought on “Puya flower at Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens

  1. Love Puyas – huge shout out to Dan Magnus at Woodbridge Nursery in Southern Tasmania – perhaps the only source these days

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