Plant ID forum: Cashmere Bouquet (Clerodendrum bungei)

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Jimandjenny
Aug 16, 2015 11:48 AM CST


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froggardener
Aug 16, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Clerodendrum philippinum ? We call them Mexican Hydrangea
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bamira
Aug 16, 2015 12:42 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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bamira
Aug 16, 2015 12:44 PM CST
Jolana said:Clerodendrum philippinum ? We call them Mexican Hydrangea

Clerodendrum philippinum synonym for Clerodendrum chinense I tip my hat to you.
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bonitin
Aug 20, 2015 11:36 PM CST
It looks like Clerodendron bungei
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 21, 2015 11:33 AM CST
That beauty is definitely Cashmere Bouquet (Clerodendrum bungei) I don't know where you live but it's very invasive here in Florida. I inadvertently planted one tiny plant about 3 years ago (thinking it was something else) and it took over the bed it was in and quickly spread to other locations. It grows by underground runners and pops up 15 feet away from the original location. We mow it down in the lawn but oh my it is such a pest plant here ... it has even traveled beneath our deck and screened porch and pops up between the wood slats!
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greene
Aug 21, 2015 1:31 PM CST
I agree Clerodendrum bungei
This is truly a beautiful looking plant; the blooms have a pleasant aroma. Don't know your location but I agree with waht plantladylin posted; if you live anywhere warm this plant becomes Godzilla and will take over the world. It will make a runner under the soil and appear 4 to 5 feet or more away, and then again, and then again. Be prepared to do some creative confining to keep the plant in check and you will be fine.
Oh, almost forgot to say...the butterflies love the nectar!

Serious offer: If anyone is in Savannah, Georgia feel free to stop by and pull up as many of these Clerodendrum bungei as you want; I started with one plant 3 years ago and now have more than 40...and those are just the ones I know about. Whistling
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Kabby
Aug 21, 2015 2:14 PM CST
It's a thug. I won't trade for any plant that has clerodendrum in it's name.

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