One of the most fragrant shrubs I’d blooming in the South right now!
They eventually reach 8 to10 wide and tall within 10 years and are loaded with small white fragrant blooms in October!
The bananas are large and lush by this time of the year but no bananas this year but many trees around Raleigh are showing their Fall colors!
And the large basjoo bananas and the short but beautiful fruiting Pink Velvet Banana!
In Raleigh we did not receive the worst of Hurricane Florence. The electricity did go off at 5 am Friday morning and did not come back on until 1pm Saturday,
In the middle of the storm the Colchicums bloomed! They are like giant fall crocus:
And a moonflower
And Passion flower
Here are some photographs from around Raleigh:
The Coast and Wilmington area are much worse…
Hedychium gardnerianum ‘Extendum’ (Giant Kahili Ginger Lily)
And annual Poinsettia
And it still reached 92f today!