Today's bloom is Mussaenda 'Rosea' (Mussaenda erythrophylla)

Bloom of the Day for January 11th, 2013:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Red

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

Sun requirements: Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 11

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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Kell wrote:
Thanks Greta. I found this plant in Naples, Florida. I have never seen one here in California.

petralittledog wrote:
You're welcome, Kell It is very unusual and also pretty. My youngest brother lives in Florida, maybe I need to clue him in about it.

sunkissed wrote:
What a unique plant, I live in Florida and have never seen it before, maybe a southern FL plant. Big diff down there than here in our zone.