Parrot's Bill (Clianthus puniceus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 - 8 feet or more
Plant Spread: 4 - 8 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 65º - 70ºF
Days to germinate: 4 - 6 weeks or more.
Depth to plant seed: Shallowly sow seeds, lightly covering with potting medium.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Endangered
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Date: 2013-05-22
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Date: 2014-04-26
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What is this plant ... by Louisamelita May 5, 2018 2:34 PM 14
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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