Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mussaenda frondosa,Ticker-tape bush

Mussaenda frondosa in Royal Botanic Gardens,Sydney
This is a hardier Musseanda than the hybrid ones with the bigger flowers which I wrote about the other day. It is also from the south east Asian region but is suitable for warm temperate gardens as well as tropical ones. The small orange flowers are most prominent and the white bracts are like many white handkerchiefs tied to the bush .It is fairly hardy and does well in sun or semi shade and will tolerate some dry .It can be semi deciduous over winter but flowers are produced for most of the warm months.
2017 update: I don't have any stock of this.

1 comment:

  1. During summer 2009, there are many of these growing at the Smithsonian in Washington DC, in the garden between the Sackler Gallery and the Museum of African Arts, and also in front of the Freer Gallery.