|Author: ||Asa Gray, 1867
Island of Hawaii; Kaua’i,
||White - Yellow
|| Cabbage on a
citrina, H. St. John, 1958.
Brighamia citrina var.
napaliensis, H. St. John, 1969.
This member of the Campanulaceae family was first described by Asa Gray in
1867. It is found on the northern island of Hawaii; Kaua’i, growing on sea
cliffs and up to 2000 meters height. Give it a well-drained potting soil, lots
of water and sun. The stem will get up to 30 centimetres wide and 180 centimetres
high. The flowers are white to yellow, and as far as I know; it can
only be reproduced by seeds.
The genus name: Brighamia,
is named after William Tufts Brigham, 1841-1926, geologist, botanist
and the first direction of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu,
Hawaiʻi. The species name means 'remarkable*.
Prefer temperatures around 20-25 C.
There are fewer than 20 Brighamia insignis plants on Kaua’i, I'm