How Did The Anthurium Get To Hawaii?
Before they decided to make a home for themselves among the volcanoes and beaches of Hawaii, anthuriums grew in the hot, humid rain forests of Central and South America. There they grew undisturbed for thousands of years. Then one day in 1876 a man who would later become the head gardener of Paris, Edouard Andre, spotted a beautiful plant, while on a botanical expedition in the rain forests of Columbia. It turned out that this plant was an anthurium plant.
Edouard sent this magnificent specimen back to Europe and it first landed in Belgium. From Belgium, it was taken to the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in England, (which claims to be one of the largest gardens in the world, containing one eighth of all the known plant species in the entire world.) Then in 1889, Samuel Mills Damon, Hawaii’s Minister of Finance (and also Hawaii’s fourth largest landowner at the time) brought the first anthurium to Hawaii from England. He planted it in the gardens of his estate. In the 1930s and 40s anthuriums spread from Damon’s estate all around Hawaii. Hobbyists began growing anthurium flowers in gardens and even their backyards.
This variegated anthurium was growing in the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.

Canon EOS REBEL T1i, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Adjusted in Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (USA).
Season: spring, May 15th.

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    BlueMoonRoseover 1 year ago

    A great capture of a beautiful flower and interesting background information! I thought that it was a pink butterfly from the thumbnail! Does it have a perfume?

  • I doubt if it has a fragrance. Not my favorite flower, far from ‘petal soft’ it’s more like leather! The red ones are very shiny. Gorgeous Flower Cards Group is having a challenge so it seemed like a good excuse to upload this. <grin>
    Imagine…the flower Hawaii is famous for arrived via England! News to me. lol Thanks for commenting. ♥

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