Conservatory of Flowers

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Floating like a Giant Water Lily. We are approaching the final days of its season. Repost from: @titus_photos707
Welcome Fall.
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It’s Dracula orchid season! #whatsinbloom #draculaorchid #highlandgallery
Seen here are the actual flowers of Amor, our latest Corpse Flower to bloom. At the bottom are the female flowers covered in pollen. Above them, you can see the male flowers with the stringy pollen they produced only on the second day of blooming. This time delay blooming cycle ensures that each specimen cannot be self-pollinated thus increasing genetic diversity! 📷: @sfdrew
Today our horticulture staff played the role of pollinator to our Victorian water lilies, applying pollen from one plant to the bloom of another. Future generations await!
From white to pink, the Giant Water Lily (Victoria cruziana) is truly incredible.
Check out that deep, deep maroon! We’re open until 6:30pm tonight and then from 10-10 on Thursday and Friday for peak bloom viewing. Though the smell is dispersing, photos can’t do it justice! #amorthearum (last entry 30 min before closing)
#AmorTheArum struts its stuff. Check our livestream in the link in our bio to see our team begin the pollination process.
STINKY BLOOM ALERT: The Corpse Flower strikes again, Amor is beginning to bloom and will reach peak stink and bloom tonight! Come hang with us as we share this special smelly moment together. We’re open until midnight and FREE for #FreeFirstTuesday sponsored by @apothecariumsf #amorthearum 📷: @anooshmoutafian
Thank you to @apothecariumsf for sponsoring #freefirsttuesday . Our hours are extended until 8pm. Corpse flower’s imminent bloom, Victoria water lilies, and much more to look out for during your visit!
Enjoy this Labor Day weekend, all! We’ll be open, including Monday, from 10am to 6:30pm. Then Tuesday is #freefirsttuesday sponsored by @apothecariumsf. 📷: @chlermm
Our new Corpse Flower, Amor, continues to develop quickly. Today’s morning measurement comes in at 54” in height. We will continue to keep you posted on peak bloom and stink. The full bloom typically runs for 2-3 days so don’t blink! Livestream link in our bio #amorthearum 📷: @sfdrew
After reviewing all your amazing entries (I see you to the individual who suggested Trump’s neck), we introduce Amor, our soon to bloom Amorphophallus! Congrats to the winner (I messaged you) and thank you all for your help naming our second Corpse Flower of the year. Today Amor came in at little over 50”. It’s going to be a big one. #corpseflower
Strike a pose 🐶. Thanks for sharing your walks with us, and happy #nationaldogday !
Clear out your schedule: a new Corpse Flower bloom is on its way! Help us name our second bloom this year in the comments below. Enter by Monday, 8/27 noon for a chance to receive a free annual membership to the Conservatory. Watch this space for more #corpseflower news! 👀👃🏼⚰️
Happy birthday to James Lick, born on this day, August 25, 1796. A philanthropist and businessman, Lick was the original purchaser of the Conservatory of Flowers kit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . In the mid-19th century, James Lick ordered the greenhouse for his Santa Clara estate. Unfortunately, Lick died before it was erected, and the parts remained in crates, unused for decades. The kit was put up for sale by Lick’s trustees in 1877, and purchased by a group of prominent San Franciscans who offered it to the City.
A happy Friday it is. One of our Victorias, aka Giant Water Lily, has a bloom, with more expected to come!
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