Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Oleander flowers pictures.

Oleander flower meaning.              Oleander - Caution; beware The oleander (Nerium oleander, Oleander also called) is a shrub of the Dogbane family originally from the southern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
 It is a shrub about 2 m high with white flowers, yellow, red or salmon bloom from July to September.
 It is often ranks in the list of plants called orangery (jasmine, bougainvillea, fig, citrus ...) that are grown on the veranda with the exception of countries bordering the Mediterranean.
 The oleander is one of the most dangerous plants whose parts are toxic (presence of cardiac glycosides). Ingestion of a single leaf can be fatal for an adult, because of heart problems often caused. The circumstances of poisoning are often accidents in children. It has even been used for suicide and abortion. In 1808, during the Spanish campaign, soldiers of Bonaparte roasted in a camp of lambs on spits of oleander, and died.
Some cultivars are resistant to cold hardiness zone ranging up to 8a (-9 ° C to -12 ° C). Its dark green foliage is long and persistent. The flowers are double or triple bloom in summer, from June to October.