Bermuda is an island British territory that is located in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is Britain's oldest colony. Bermuda has many African influences in its music as well as its culture. The countryside is well-known for its display of flowers and distinctive beauty.
Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum) is an evergreen plant that can produce long lasting flowers year round. Also known as the flaming lily, its stems reach heights up to 12 inches tall. The blooms range in color from pink, red, purple and white. They are a common garden flower in Bermuda and prefer tropical temperatures. They do not tolerate freezing conditions and prefer coarse, well-drained soils. These plants are grown all over the world and are easy to care for when given adequate sunlight and water.
Bird of Paradise
The bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is an annual that is also known as the crane flower. It is native to South Africa and produces blooms that look like a colorful bird in flight. It is yellow in color with purple, blue and red accent colors. The plant blooms nearly all year long and can grow up to 5 feet in height. The bird of paradise can tolerate most conditions but does not do well when planted next to the ocean.
Bermuda Easter Lily
The Bermuda Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum) is considered one of Bermuda's most famous flowers. It produces a large, trumpet shaped, white bloom that is frequently used to decorate churches. It blooms in early spring and can tolerate a wide variety of conditions. It can grow up to 7 feet tall and is often grown indoors in containers. The flowers tend to fade just after Easter but will return each year with proper care.
Agapanthus (Agapanthus africanus) is often referred to as the Lily of the Nile or African Lily. It is a deciduous plant that is native to Africa. The plant is noted for its tall stems that can reach heights of 6 feet. It produces clusters of flowers that range in color from white to dark blue and bloom from late spring to early fall. They prefer well-drained soil and partial shade and can be grown successfully indoors.