Sunday, May 31, 2009

Today's Flowers; Mussaenda frondosa;




This is a tropical shrub. It is quite hardy if growing in a sheltered position. It grows well in the subtropics. Responds well to pruning. This shrub has many colloquial names, Dhobi tree, Handkerchief bush, Flagbush etc.


PROPAGATION.
Seeds, which are rarely available, germinate
readily. More commonly, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings
are rooted during the Summer.


Photo TS.


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15 comments:

Denise said...

It's a beautiful flower and lovely green foliage. Very nice photo :)

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful flower, but it is not known to me!

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog!

Ebie said...

Cute flower, and I don't know if I have seen it.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What an interesting plant and flower. Nice shot.

Naturegirl said...

Very interesting indeed..with the white leaves..or is that the sunshine?

lili11 said...

Never seen that one before. But sounds very easy to plant and maintain. The flowers are cute, too!

Rosamaria said...

I haven't seen this flower before, Titania, but it's very nice.

Good week!

napaboaniya said...

I doubt I've seen this before but from the description it looks easy to grow and most importantly it looks great as well :)

Arija said...

A very interesting bush with the pretty flowers and white terminal leaf. Amongst all its virtues, does it have a perfume as well?

diane said...

What an interesting plant with the white leaves. I haven't seen one before. I saw a funny tree and seed pod in a car park. I have put it on my Memes blog can you identify it?

Carletta said...

The large colored leaf and small yellow blooms are an interesting look.
(Guess I should have read the comments - others have said that.)
Thanks for posting this bloom - I've learned a new plant today.

Tulip said...

lovely flowers, nice entry.

Kilauea Poetry said...

This particular one is my husbands fave and it hasn't bloomed here yet. I have a purple ground cover type lantana surrounding it so I cut it back and give it fert and that..(like you say..must be responding- it's got nice green buds all over. Hopefully it will go off.
Well, I haven't posted much but thought I'd say hi...

Punsons said...

Very interesting bush with the pretty flowers and white terminal leaf.
send flowers

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.