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Summer colour downunder: Mussaenda philippica

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By Bernieh


Summer colour downunder:  Mussaenda philippica  (Mussaenda Philippica 'Aurorae')

This close-up shows the white bracts and the little yellow flower.



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Oh wow its lovely...

12 Dec, 2009

uma
Uma
 

Agree with Clarice...

12 Dec, 2009

 

It is so unusual and pretty!

12 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Beautiful !

12 Dec, 2009

 

What a stunner!! This is gorgeous Bernieh, love those creamy white bracts....

12 Dec, 2009

 

Yes ... thanks everyone ... this is definitely one of my favourite shrubs! It's now around 3 metres tall and can be seen at the back of the screening bed in the courtyard - it's now tall enough that I can see it from the courtyard at last.

13 Dec, 2009

 

Wow amazing shrub Bernieh, haven't seen this before :-))))

13 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Simbad - this one's definitely a tropical shrub ... the white one is not as common as the salmon pink though.

13 Dec, 2009

 

No good here then :- (((((((, I bet your 3 metre high shrub looks amazing covered in these white bracts :-)

13 Dec, 2009

 

It does look lovely Simbad - I posted a photo of part of it about a month ago ... but it's got even more blooms on it now.

13 Dec, 2009

 

Going to look for your picture now.

13 Dec, 2009

 

I actually like the white one better than the pink one. Lovely photo.

13 Dec, 2009

 

Totally agree Marguerite - perhaps because the pink is so common and you see it everywhere!

13 Dec, 2009

 

Bernieh:

I'm so envious! : > ) Love it!

I'm going to try one next year...
I hope my horrible water doesn't kill
it again.

17 Dec, 2009

 

I'll keep everything crossed for you! They are a great looking plant. Just drove by a mass planting of these on a traffic island yesterday ... all in bloom and looking wonderful.

17 Dec, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Thanks! I'll need everything crossed. lol!

You mentioned that these plants are
drought tolerant...I've never thought of them
as drought tolerant. Do you mean when they
are well-established?

17 Dec, 2009

 

Yes ... when they're fairly well established they survive the droughts here very, very well. As I mentioned above, they're used by our town council for street plantings ... that's a sure indication just how drought hardy they are.

17 Dec, 2009

 

Bernieh:

That's good information. I know some plants here when they're well established tolerate drought and look better than if they receive too much of our horrible water.

19 Dec, 2009

 

This plant would definitely be one of those Andy.

19 Dec, 2009

 

Bernieh:

I'll defintely try some this coming spring. : > )

19 Dec, 2009



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