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Clianthus puniceus

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By Meanie


Clianthus puniceus (Clianthus puniceus (Kaka Beak))

When I bought this last year it was supposed to be the white form - it clearly isn't.



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A work of art though Meanie. Mine looks like it has finished flowering although last year it flowered all through the summer.

26 May, 2015

 

Stunning aren't they!
Is yours in the ground?

26 May, 2015

 

So, it's the very common scarlet colored one. It looks good.

You do know this plant is a dime a dozen and grown outside everywhere here! LOL! :>)

27 May, 2015

 

Dime a dozen here too as I now have two!!!! Grown outside here although as mine are still a bit young I keep them in pots so that I can put them in the shed if it gets Arctic.

27 May, 2015

 

Mine is in a large pot too. So large I don't think it would fit in the greenhouse. Being a native of New Zealand it should be able to stand a bit of cold.

27 May, 2015

 

Meanie:

Soon you'll have even more once it starts setting seed pods.

27 May, 2015

 

Thorneyside - I lost my first one in the winter of 2011/12 in the ground. This winter they stayed out huddled up against a wall and are fine.

Delonix - I grew a few from last years seeds. Dead easy.

27 May, 2015

amy
Amy
 

A brilliant Colour, deff. not white !

28 May, 2015

 

I'm disappointed Amy but I still love it.

28 May, 2015

 

Meanie:

Yes, they naturalize pretty easily.

28 May, 2015

 

Oh I am envious, mine which is growing outdoors in the garden, is over 6ft, from seed, never flowered yet!

29 May, 2015

 

Siris - that seems odd. Is it bushy? Two things spring to mind;

1] Slugs. They love the flower buds no matter how small.

2] Lack of morning sun in the winter. The flowers start to form in the autumn. Although they'll take some frost it could be that they don't get thawed out early enough thus spending too long in a frosted state.

Just some thoughts..................

29 May, 2015

 

I still love it, never tried to grow it though....

29 May, 2015

 

Meanie:

There's one more possible reason: the plant is not dry enough. They bloom profusely here in very dry San Diego, CA. This plant likes it pretty dry for it too bloom well.

29 May, 2015

 

Give it a go DD!

Delonix - I find the buds drop if it dries out. That could be due to our cooler climate though.

29 May, 2015

 

I think maybe it's due to cooler weather. They bloom profusely here in the ground in cement-hard soil in blazing hot sun.

30 May, 2015



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