South American Collection

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Brugmansia - South America - MEI (5).JPG South_American_Collection_Sign.JPG

The South American Collection is just north of Putah Creek Lodge is divided by the creek into two sections: plants of Chile on the south bank and plants of Argentina on the north. The north-facing Chilean part continues to be planted with species from the temperate and the mediterranean climate areas of that country, California’s “twin” in the southern hemisphere. The lily-of the-valley trees with their carved-ivory bells are thriving. With its southern-exposure, the Argentine collection glows with color from an Erythrina crista-gallii, the national flower of Argentina, as well as lantanas, salvias, zephyr lilies, cannas and more.

South American - Erythrina crista-galli- coral tree - Photo byAllan Jones.jpgErythrina crista-galli. Photo Allan Jones.

South American Cactus_ARGE_MEI (2).jpgEchinopsis spachiana. Photo Mia Ingolia

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