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|Positive ||Kicoop ||On May 11, 2013, Kicoop from South Venice, FL wrote:
I am blooming in Venice, Florida!
|Positive ||Ltehouse ||On Jun 9, 2010, Ltehouse from Albany, GA wrote:
This is an intriguing plant for sure. I have seven 'lifesavers' on my plant today and there is a strange looking, pointed, six inch long what I assume is a seed pod growing out of this plant. It's been there for several weeks and I hope to find out soon what is inside of this 'thing' coming up out of the ground.
|Positive ||tvksi ||On May 17, 2010, tvksi from Paris, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
Had one for years but was ill one late fall and unable to get my plants in and lost it to the freeze. Otherwise it is a joy and realy undemanding. The first time it bloomed I was tickled pink! Had never seen anything like it before!
|Positive ||debbiesc ||On Nov 5, 2008, debbiesc from Columbia, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I bought my Lifesaver two years ago at a garden club plant sale and this year it surprised me and bloomed. One of the coolest flowers I have. My plant is planted in a small terracotta plant and stays on my front porch on the southeast side during Spring and Summer, and inside in a south-west exposure during the 3 - 4 months of Winter. I water it when it gets dry, but other than that, it takes minimal care.
|Neutral ||cactus_lover ||On Sep 27, 2005, cactus_lover from FSD
Pakistan (Zone 10b) wrote:
The name refers to the zebra-like stripes on the flowers.
The five striped lobes surround a thick purple central ring.
The whole flower being about 4cm(1.6in) across.
|Positive ||spaceman_spiff ||On Aug 13, 2005, spaceman_spiff from Saint Petersburg, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
A friend just gave me a specimen of this plant, and I just love it! She knew it only as "Lifesaver plant," based on the center part of the bloom resembling a piece of Lifesaver candy, and I was able to find the Latin name by searching under "Lifesaver" on this site. A very unique bloom, and an easy-to-grow plant. My friend had several pots just sitting out under one of her trees. I've just uploaded a couple of photos.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Sun Lakes, Arizona
De Land, Florida
Kenneth City, Florida
Saint Augustine Shores, Florida
Benson, North Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
League City, Texas