Clerodendron bungei - Rose glorybower
Approximately 400 species of Clerodendron are native to Africa
and Asia. This native of China is
evergreen in mild years and may die to the ground in cold winters, recovering
the following spring. Stems grow to about four feet tall. Leaves are large and
somewhat heart-shaped. Showy clusters of pink flowers top the stems in summer.
The flowers are attractive to butterflies.
See plants the planters west of building 14 along Candycane Lake.
A spreading herbaceous plant with stems to about four feet tall.
Light: sun or part shade
Water: drought tolerant when established
Soil: adaptable to a wide range of conditions
In northeast Florida,
this is an aggressive grower that spreads rapidly by underground shoots. It may
not be appropriate for a small garden.