Flaming Glory Bower (Clerodendrum speciosissimum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Clerodendrum speciosissimum Accepted
Clerodendrum buchananii var. fallax Synonym
Clerodendrum fallax Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Pubescent, velvety
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

w/ Blue Morpho BF

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 27, 2013 12:01 AM

"Clerodendrum speciosissimum is a tropical shrub of the family of Verbena, originally from Java.

The shrub can reach up to 4 m. The leaves are square-shaped, and the large heart-shaped flowers can reach up to 30 cm. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant, in particular for its bright red flowers."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

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