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blooming flowers

In February, what flowers can I expect to see blooming, and where? Are there ever garden tours of private homes? Thanks so much.

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1. Re: blooming flowers

While I normally can find a Hibiscus bloom to tuck behind my ear, there is not the abundance of blooms you would find later in spring. I do suggest a trip upcountry to the winery with a stop at the lavender farm.

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2. Re: blooming flowers

Aloha,

You can also check out the Protea farms along the Crater road, and maybe Enchanting Floral Gardens on the lower Kula Highway (same road as the one to the winery).

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3. Re: blooming flowers

February is "winter" there , believe it or not. Not necessarily cold but a dormant period for many flowering plants. You will see some but not a abundant as you will April-November.

Upcountry gardens with blooming plants will be:

Kula Gardens, Kula

Enchanting Gardens of Maui

Ocean level:

Tropical Gardens of Maui - Ioa Needle road

Maui Tropical Gardens, Wailuku (free but pretty small)

In season, these are some that you will see:

http://www.bossfrog.com/maui-flower-guide.php

These are pics that I actually collected at these gardens.

Rich

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4. Re: blooming flowers

There are winter-blooming flowering trees, including plumeria, Hong Kong orchid (bauhinia), royal poinciana, african tulip trees. Hibiscus and bougainvillea bloom year round, as does red and pink ginger.

Many orchids bloom in winter, and anthuriums and heliconias will be going. We definitely have flowers that go off in spring, summer, or fall only, but I have quite a lot blooming in my yard right now. If it blooms on the Big Island, it will be blooming on Maui.

pzp
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5. Re: blooming flowers

KK, you have Poinciana blooming? Up here it loses all blossoms and leaves in winter.

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6. Re: blooming flowers

My bad, you are right pzp, I remembered wrong.

I don't have ANY royal poinciana because they really don't like it on my side of the ocean. They like Kona and Waikoloa ... and I always came to the Big Island in winter before I moved here, and thought that I remembered them.

My plumeria are blooming right now, but not sure they will be next month.

The rest I have ...

Thanks for setting me straight on the poinciana. I don't want anyone to be disappointed! :)

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7. Re: blooming flowers

I found a site with beautiful flower of Hawai'i photos, many of them taken in Maui:

www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/

and found you some that should be performing in February:

Spathoglottis or ground orchids

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=spathoglottis+plicata

Heliconia

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=heliconia+sp

Agapanthus

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=agapanthus+praecox+subsp+orientalis

Anthuriums

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=anthurium+andraeanum

Allamanda

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=allamanda+cathartica

Angel's trumpet or brugmansia

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=brugmansia+x+candida

African tulip tree or spathodea

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=spathodea+campanulata

Erythrina crista-galli or Coral tree

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=erythrina+crista-galli

Spider lily or crinum

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=crinum+sp

Alpinia purpurata - red or pink ginger

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=alpinia+purpurata

Clerodendrum quadriloculare or baguak (Phillipines name)

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=clerodendrum+quadriloculare

Ohia or lehua

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=metrosideros+polymorpha

Plumeria obtusa or Singaporean (evergreen) plumeria

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=plumeria+obtusa

Each link has a pageful of beautiful photos.

ed to say darn it, the links aren't live, but if you highlight them and right click open in new window, they work. (or copy and paste in browser).

Edited: 13 January 2010, 19:33
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8. Re: blooming flowers

Thanks, everyone, for the great information. The table on my deck, with over 2 feet of snow, looks like a wedding cake. It's pretty, but I cannot wait to see the blooms in Hawaii!!! I never tire of fresh flowers, but I get sick of the snow, no matter how picturesque, in about 2 days.

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