More correctly Clerodendron philippinum (since a native to India?)--the deservedly famous "Chinese Glory-Bower." Woody erect stems with dramatic pairs of heavy wide leaves terminate in lovely bouquets of double white hydrangea-like white blossoms fading to shell pink for a truely Victorian look. In North best grown as conservatory subject; winter dormant if kept cool; nonetheless, ours in the warm conservatory grow & bloom all winter--and the foliage is dramatically soft, the impressive clusters of flowers . . . simply breathtakingly beautiful, earning itself a place in any larger hobby greenhouse and in every conservatory.
|Cultural Code||CGH HH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×