My neighbor has one of these he started from seed - he was told that someone from India passed along the seeds, but we can not find any info on this plant, but it is gorgeous. Its growing in central Florida.
Try 'Pride of Barbados', tho I am kinda guessing really.
Ahem I think I was darn close for someone who can't grow those things!
IT may be tropical but it is also very hardy and one of the few plants I can grow here in the lower mountain deserts of California (snows here!)
It would certainly turn heads here- I've never seen it. here, only in CA, and maybe it was TX
Thanks for the report palm bob.
It might not be hardy in MD z7a but I've grown it for many years in NC z7b. Maybe if you planted it close to your house on the south side you might be able to get a sufficiently warm micro-climate with some winter protection?
I have a spot which is probably zone 8- south facing wall. I'd feel pretty confident trying it there.
These grow like weeds and re just about as invasive. I have to mow some of them or they would take over my back yard. Needless to say, they grow great in zone 9A and they love the sun. Even 100 degree days don't bother it.
They grow here in central California.
I think the flowers are unusual enough to call it tropical in effect, but the leaves are not.
too marginal here to be invasive. Good choice for xericlandscaping.