Springtime blooms above the water
Spring is in the air and nothing says spring more then the sweet scent of blooming flowers. The Virgin Island is known for their painted landscapes with lush foliage and some of the most beautiful flowers on earth. Although there are too many to list, here are just a few of the wonderful species that sprawl across the island.
This is one of the most popular flowers in any Virgin Island garden. Although it blooms all year round, its beauty really shows in the spring and summer months. There are over 20 different species of this bush that can be found on the island. Their vibrant flowers appear in shades of white, yellow, orange, pink, red and purple.
The Ginger Thomas
This is the national flower of the Virgin Islands and this flower also blooms through all the seasons. It is also called “Yellow Elder”, “Yellow Bells” and the “Trumpet Yellow” bush. It is noticeable by it’s highly fragrant yellow petite flowers.
The Bougainvillea is actually native to Brazil and South America. This beautiful vine produces delicate blooms in orange, red, pink and purple shades. Scientifically, the blossoms are not a true flower but a well disguised seed pod.
This evergreen shrub is one of the most toxic plants in the world so it is used in gardens around the Virgin Island to keep wildlife out. This attractive shrub produces bright red flowers throughout the summer and fall. At full growth, this bush can stand 12 feet tall.
The Plumeria better known as the Frangipani is a stoutly little tree that is a relative of the dogbane. The delightful flower clusters appear in white with yellow centers or pink with orange centers. The sweet scent is most notable during the evening for pollination.
The Giant Spider Lily
The Giant Spider Lily is known for its highly fragrant blooms and enormous size. This Lily is one of the earliest bloomers usually starting in April. The flowers have long hanging petals in shades of pink and purple. This plant has been known to grow up to 5 feet tall.