Blooming now and smelling good

butterfly4uJune 20, 2013

My Mexican hydrangea is blooming now and she just got started. The fragrance is awesome real sweet with a touch of spice. If you live in zone 7 and up, these plants are very hardy, you just have to keep them in check. I grow mine in a pot, or at least this pink one.

I bought a baby blue,whiten and pink one from a local who sells plants, but I have yet to see it bloom, its little.

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Looks like Clerodendrum bungei.
Sweet with a touch of spice sounds nice.
I've often wanted to try some clerodendrums but I've heard how invasive they can be. Your pot suggestion is probably where I'll start one day. :)


Here is a link that might be useful: Clerodendrum bungei

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 4:19PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Hmm...this site compares the scent to Fruit Loops cereal! :)


Here is a link that might be useful: Fruit Loops?

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 4:22PM
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I have terrible soil where I live, and I wanted to plant it in part sun, so I potted it. It's positioned on to the side of a hill.
It's so big, I hope it doesn't suffer so much being stuck in a pot. Oh well, the other little one I have is in the ground under some big pine trees, but it is really small and I don't think I'll get a bloom this year on it. I hope so.
I am waiting to get some seeds from the big pink one to grow more of them.
If the small one blooms I will post pic of it, it's colors are suppose to be different.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 12:19AM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)


According to the first link I posted it should send up suckers from around the base so it should be easy to propagate that way (meaning you don't have to wait for seeds). :)

Think I might try a clerodendrum now thanks to your post. Laugh.


    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 9:05AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi Butterfly!!



    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 12:36AM
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