My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Tuesday

Stephanotis floribunda - fragrant climber

Stephanotis floribunda
Stephanotis floribunda is a tender, evergreen, twining climber. It requires warm growing conditions and is best suited to greenhouse or conservatory culture. It can grow to about 3 meters and bears beautiful white, waxy, very fragrant flowers.

Stephanotis floribunda will occasionally produce longish, fleshy fruits, particularly during warm summers. The fruit may reach 10cm or more in length and have been described as resembling a small avocado, do not eat them, they are not edible.

This picture of the fruit and seed capsule are from a Stephanotis floribunda, taken in october 2006, Tyra's Garden. Now I have these pretty babies from my Stephanotis mother plant.
Doftranka ifrån Tyras Trädgård planterade tidigt i våras. Tyra's Garden (alien in a pot)

The fruit take several months to ripen, they can be picked and placed in a warm situation to encourage ripening. Once the fruits are fully ripe, they will begin to split and turn brown.
At this stage, the two halves can be pulled apart, to reveal a central mass of flattened seeds, which have a silky plume of white hairs, attached to one end. Store the seeds overwinter in cool, dry, frost-free conditions. I sow them thinly in early spring, cover with compost, in a warm temperature of about 20-24°c .

Doftrankans frukt tar lång tid att mogna. Frökapseln spricker av sig själv. Bild från Tyras Trädgård 2006

Doftrankan är en städsegrön, klättrande buske till fyra meter lång, med giftig mjölksaft. Bladen är enkla, motsatta, helbräddade, mörkt gröna, läderartade och kan bli 15 cm långa. Blommorna bli ca sex cm långa, de sitter många tillsammans i flockar och är mycket väldoftande. Kronorna är vita, rörformade med ett utbrett, femflikigt bräm. läs mer, länk till Wikipedia

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Ha en riktigt bra dag!

TYRA

9 comments:

Hanneles paradis said...

Kul, jag tror inte jag sett.

Emilie H-Lindhe said...

Åh jippi, det där är ju en massa fröer som kan bli hörligt doftande plantor nästa år! Jag beställer en här och nu :) Who needs air freshener?

Anonymous said...

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Ha en bra dag
Karin

Linda Lunda said...

Kul! Jag har nog sett en sådan där frökapsel någon gång.

Jag har just nu frökapslar på en gulblommande klivia.

Linda

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Stephanotis is a very special flower to me as my mothers wedding bouquet was made of these flowers. Love their scent too. Last year mine also produced a big seedhead, unfortunately my cats destroyed it by playing football with it.

Have a lovely weekend!

Elzie said...

Så jättefin den har blivit. Och det av några frön!! Hoppas du har en bra helg.
Kram Elzie

Randi said...

Det var en gedigen frökapsel. Det var en nyhet för mig!

Sylvia said...

Hei Tyra. Takk for det koselige besøket. Og her var det masse lekkert for ganen og en fryd for øyet! Og duftranken, som jeg er veldig glad i, den visste jeg ikke hadde frukter!!! Takk for den opplysningen!!!
Ha en nydelig søndag!

Ki said...

I am amazed and impressed you can grow the tropical Stephanotis and even propagate them from seed, living so far into the northern latitudes! I guess you have that lovely greenhouse but don't you have to bring it into a heated house to survive the winter?