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Today's bloom is Desert Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii)

Bloom of the Day for July 21st, 2007:

Type of plant: Shrubs, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Red, Bright Yellow

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Blooms repeatedly

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 8a to Zone 11

Height: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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45 members have or want this plant for trade.

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cactuspatch wrote:
Great shot. I love this plant and take a lot of photos of them too.

terriculture wrote:
I don't think I have seen this plant before but, I like it very much!

cactuspatch wrote:
Terri, since it is a native here in New Mexico I doubt it grows in the UK. As a child I always called it the New Mexico plant as it blooms with yellow and red, the colors of our state flag!

Islandshari wrote:
Cactuspatch - what a great way to remember a plant! I really don't care for BoP's in general, but this one captured my heart a few weeks ago and I am on the search.