Jardín Antigüeño: Tumbergia

Jardín Antigüeño: Tumbergia by Rudy Girón

These colorful and strange-looking flowers are the gift of a climber plant known locally as Tumbergias (tunbergia misurense is the scientific name). Tumbergias are quite popular in the gardens of La Antigua Guatemala. Tumbergias are also very popular with bees and bumblebees and the why is very obvious once you seen the amount of nectar these plant produces. If you visit the restaurant inside Vivero La Escalonia you can appreciate a ceiling made with tumbergias in one section of the restaurant.

Éstas coloridas y extrañas flores son el regalo de una planta trepadora conocida localmente como Tumbergias (“tunbergia misurense” es el nombre científico). Tumbergias son muy populares en los jardines de La Antigua Guatemala. Las tumbergias también son populares con las abejas y los colibríes y es obvio después las cantidades de néctar que la planta produce. El restaurante dentro del Vivero La Escalonia tiene como techo natural tumbergias por si les gustaría apreciar tan coloridas flores.

© 2011 – 2013, Rudy Giron. All rights reserved.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • Jill Stover

    I am trying to grow this vine on the gulf coast of Texas, a gift from a gardener in Antigua…

    • Guate-Nan

      It’s both illegal and unwise to import plants from other countries, even though they are beautiful. Just think of the devastation of kudzu. Just come back here to Guatemala to enjoy them, please!