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Lobster Claw, Glory Pea, Parrot's Bill

Clianthus puniceus

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clianthus (klih-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: puniceus (pun-IK-ee-us) (Info)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Acton, California

Richmond, California

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.