Strongylodon macrobotrys — or, jade vine — is an alien green peculiarity that requires a constant flow of warm, wet air and at least two years to reach maturity to put forth its cascade of otherworldly green bloom.
Seattle Parks says this is the first season for the conservatory jade vine to bloom forth in all its glory. “Stop by Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through mid-March to check out the spectacular turquoise flowers!,” parks and rec implores.
The jade vine show is making for a more satisfying experience at the conservatory than last fall’s failed corpse flower bloom in which Dougsley the corpse flower LET US ALL DOWN, BIG TIME by stopping mid-bloom and quickly decomposing.
While you’re at Volunteer Park, stop by the Seattle Asian Art Museum before it closes for two-plus years for a planned overhaul and expansion.