Anyone growing this in their garden?

bahia(SF Bay Area)October 24, 2012

One of those subtropical things from southern Mexico that grows like a weed here once it warms up in the spring, and competes with a Jacaranda tree for showy blue flowers. Attractive foliage as well, but with a kick! They don't call this Mala Mujer for no reason, but I still enjoy using it in the right situation even so, but have to remind myself not to grab the trunk or pick up fallen leaves without gloves on.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mala Mujer looking seductive

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wcgypsy(10 / Sunset 23)

I've wanted to...despite all the bad press....it's stunning.
There's a property down the road from us that had quite a bit of this inside the wall of the yard along the road and then someone new bought the house and tore it all out. I knew the person who bought the place,sadly not a gardener.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 8:04AM
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kathi_mdgd

Is that the one that has thorns all up the trunk??
Kathi

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 6:45PM
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bahia(SF Bay Area)

No thorns, just itching bristly hairs, although some people swear that their plants aren't irritating... I guess you didn't look at the photo link, and are probably thinking of Chorisia speciosa.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 12:22AM
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