Today's bloom is Callisia Species (Callisia fragrans)

Bloom of the Day for August 27th, 2009:

Type of plant: Groundcovers, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Winter/Early Spring

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10b to Zone 11

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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

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angele wrote:
I've never seen nor heard of this plant before. Thanks for the introduction Texastalley. It looks so healthy

missdaisys wrote:
I have this beauty planted in the ground--makes an excellent base plant to ANYTHING.

kniphofia wrote:
Lovely, it looks like a cross between a spider plant and a tradescantia :)

TarponDeb wrote:
Thought this would be helpful, copied from "Callisia Fragrans Has been studied in Russia for more then 20 years by scientists. People call this plant house Ginseng, Family Doctor, Golden Moustache or heals 100 ailments. We use the leaves for health support and for headaches. Because of the presence of biolog

Lilyofthenight wrote:
Wow.. neat plant! Thanks for all the info Tarpon Deb!