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Brazilian Plume/Kings Crown/Flamingo flower

Aleyna

By Aleyna


Brazilian Plume/Kings Crown/Flamingo flower (Justica carnea)

Thanks to Diion who indentified the flower!



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Very pretty, is it growing in a wilderness area?

20 Oct, 2008

 

Yes, its growing wild in the track by the stream. :o)

20 Oct, 2008

 

I think you will find this is Justica carnea (Brazilian Plume/Kings Crown/Flamingo flower), an understory evergreen shrub of Brazil.

24 Oct, 2008

 

Oh Dioon, thanks!!! I'll edit the picture :o)

24 Oct, 2008

 

Believe it or not I have one of these growing in my garden here in North Carolina and it is hardy for me, has come back for 5 years now. It was only listed to be hardy to zone 9, but it happens to be alittle hardier than that apparantly !...lol Only problem is, it just starts blooming right before the frost kills it back.

29 Oct, 2008

 

Now.. would you explain what means to be "hardy to a zone ..." and what means zone 9 or zone 5, or any other zone?...
I'd a ppreciate your patiente to explain.

30 Oct, 2008

 

I'd be glad to Aleyna. Zone mapping here in the USA, is a standard measure for how cold our region will get on average in the winter, zone 7 means that we shouldn't have a extended period where it gets below 10 degrees F ( -15 to -12C). If I lived farther north, where the winters are colder, I'd be in a lower hardiness zone. Zone 5 would mean average winter low temperature would be -20 degrees ( -29 to -25C). Most all plants sold here, come with zone hardiness information, along with light, water,and soil type preference listed for each plant on a tag attached to the pot .

31 Oct, 2008

 

Wowww.. thanks Flower ... :o)
I don't think we have such kind of information with the plants here, nor even about hot temperatures (what would make more sense to keep people informed).

31 Oct, 2008

 

Here we like to know how cold tolerant the plants we buy are, so we will know when purchasing, if they will survive our winters or not. The ones that will survive will be perennials for us and the ones that won't, we'll just treat as an annual, knowing it will die when winter arrives and not come back in spring. Where you are, I'm sure a plant's heat tolerance is much more important. It looks like you live in an area where you have tropicals as a main stay. I love to see how the other half lives ! I don't know if you have been on Marguerite's page yet or not, but you and she are able to grow alot of things the rest of us can only dream about growing .

31 Oct, 2008

 

Nice, another word i found out the mean now ... perennials...
Yes, Marguerite page has stunning specimens!
Some of your flowers we also cant grow here, like tulips i like so much, they only grow during winter and in pots, they cant stand the hot weather though.

31 Oct, 2008



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