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Today's bloom is Preuss' Strophanthus (Strophanthus preussii)

Bloom of the Day for June 7th, 2013:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Cream/Tan

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

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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sunkissed wrote:
Oh I like it when you post something that does very well in FL...the flowers are very interesting...sort of like the bat flowers. Nice pick GGK.

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Than you! I found the blooms so unique and one person described the fragrance is like ripe melons. Excellent photo seed picker!

DavidofDeLand wrote:
Yes, excellent picture seed picker, indeed! And what a great pick for the day Kin. I will definitely be researching this one!

sunkissed wrote:
Yes the swimming pool blue really makes the flowers stand out...a very nice pic.

Qwilter wrote:
Those "whiskers" on the flower are very unique. Would give it a try if I were a bit further south.