Hi there Lovelies,
I have decided to do a series on Barbados during the month of November. Barbados became independent on November 30th, 1966. If you are curious about this beautiful island that I call home: stay tuned for some fun facts, pictures and tidbits. Welcome to Bajan Things: An Independence Series.
Today’s highlight is The Pride Of Barbados or Caesalpinia pulcherrima.It is also known as peacock flowers, dwarf poincianas and red bird-of-paradise.A member of the pea family this vibrantly coloured flower embraces the heat as it grows all year round. This one is truly a gardeners’ delight as it flourishes in almost any type of soil. If untrimmed it can grow as tall as ten to fifteen feet. The most common varieties are a mixture of vibrant red/ orange and yellow petals. There are also some which are all yellow; a perfect representation of the glorious sunsets we get to experience daily.
You can find the Pride of Barbados in Queen’s Park and Independence Square in the heart of Bridgetown. The capital city of Barbados. Since it grows in any soil you are likely to spot them while out and about around the island. If you are a plant lover or just a lover of exquisite things this one will surely grab your attention.