Clerodendrum Bungei Finally Bloomed

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  1. cajunbelle

    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    I had this plant last year, never put it in the ground, it died. My niece brought some stuff over at the beginning of the summer, yeah, I had this plant again. It almost died before I got it in the ground. Just one scraggly stalk. I planted it and it sat there. One day I noticed new stalks, and they kept coming, 2 and 3 feet away from the original. I started digging out the new shoots after I had a good sized clump. It must be the original stalk that is blooming, I hope they all bloom next year. It smells heavenly.
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  2. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    WOW!!!!! That is a fantastic plant.Does it make seed?If it does please remember me.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Really pretty flowers Sharon and such a delicate shade. :-D Something seems to be enjoying munching on it though. :(
     
  4. cajunbelle

    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Glenda, I don't know if it sets seed, but I will keep an eye on it for you.

    Eileen, I noticed that too, but not until I posted the pic. There is plenty of it to go around, but I will need to check and see what it is.
     



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  5. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes they do Glenda but I've heard the seeds don't keep well and must be sowed as soon as possible.
     
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    Gizmo Animal Magnet

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    Wow thats so cool. Aren't you glad this one made it into the ground. Nice color.
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Very pretty plant Cajunbelle!! Glad it made it and is blooming for you!! It must be very exciting!!! I so wish I could smell it through the computer!lol
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Oh Frank thanks for that info.
     
  9. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    Ooo, I have LOTS of C.bungei, "glory bower". :rolleyes: It runs (like crazy) underground!
    In fact, I call it a garden "ho" :oops: because it spreads itself around so freely.

    I still really like it, but it's one of those things
    that I may come to wish I had never set free . . . like mint. [​IMG]

    I deadheaded, and so I don't have any seeds,
    but I'd be happy to dig some out and share, too . . .
    . . . although . . . you might not thank me in the long run. [​IMG]
     
  10. bethie

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    I love this pink and anything that smells good. I had a clerodendrun that was a double white type but I left it out in the cold 'cause I just didn't love it. :rolleyes:
     
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    I run from those plants because they can come up through the neighbor's driveway or your kitchen floor. They are pretty tho.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Cajunbelle ,You can keep the seeds Thank you but I think it sounds like I might live to regret getting them as I feel about wisteria .I think everyone here knows how I feel about that tree chocker.
     
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    I learned that the Common Name is rose glory bower. It spreads three to six feet.
     

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