Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Hortiphile! Luculias at San Francisco Botanical Garden

Searching the internet can be enlightening.
As it was the other day when I discovered 'The Hortiphile' -- San Francisco Botanical Garden's blog written by Lisa Van Cleef: Lisa's not only super-savvy about plants, but a wonderfully engaging writer, too.
Richly fragrant Luculia had a starring role in a recent post: Photo courtesy of San Francisco Botanical Garden
Luculias grow in the Rhododendron, Asian Discovery, and Moon Viewing Gardens.
Should you be in the Bay Area, pencil in a visit to SFBG - a must-see on any itinerary!


  1. Beautiful plant! It reminds me of living in CA. At first glance I thought it was an oleander. :0)

  2. I will have to check out her blog! Thanks for sharing Alice. ;>)

  3. Hortiphile! What a catchy name for a great blog.

  4. Would that shrub grow over here - subtle and alluring shrub.

  5. Hello all!
    I must look into the hardiness zone/temps for this beauty. Intestingly, even San Francisco is a different microclimate than my garden 1/2 hour away.