Pride of Barbados

cynthianovakAugust 31, 2013

Hi All
Anyone on the DFW area have this in your garden? I thought I saw a gorgeous on in a back yard a while back. I know they can make it in College Station, but do they do well here? I'm posting a link for anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about. I spotted some at HD today and am really tempted. Tag says hardy to 20 degrees and only needs part Sun. What say any of you?

The leaf reminds me of the Bird of Paradise plant that is supposed to bloom one day but in yellow. But that plant want full sun right? Thank you c

Here is a link that might be useful: Pride of B

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PKponder TX(7b)

That's the one that Carrie and I have been discussing on Weldon's Mexican Bird of Paradise thread. Mine has been in ground on the south side of the house in 30% of the day. full sun garden for 3 years.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 9:08PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Mine came back this year also, Cynthia, and though not as large as Pam's, doing quite well. It bloomed beautifully last year (first year in the ground), but hasn't as yet bloomed for me this year. I thought it wasn't going to come back, but did and about three feet tall now. It is in some morning sun and about four hours of hot afternoon sun and seems to love it.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 10:04PM
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cynthianovak

Thank you for the great news! Part Sun I have!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 10:39PM
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marcie_new(z8)

I have plenty of seeds for the mexican bird of Paradise pride of barbedos if any one want some this blooms yellow with red strings coming out of the flower, just e-mail me your addy and I will send u some for sase one stamp should do it Marcie

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 12:06PM
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Gretchen Wood

My son bought me one in June of this year. It is almost 3' tall. Love it. I picked the two pods that grew on it recenty and was waiting for them to dry out so I can open them up.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 10:55PM
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surfbreeze(9 TX)

If you wait until they are completely brown to pick them, they will usually pop open on their own in a few days

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 7:09AM
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PKponder TX(7b)

You have to get them before they pop though, they explode :-) I found one in the sofa cushion!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 12:20PM
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ruthz

A house in the neighborhood has them every year and they bloom beautifully. I think they probably come back year after year. He has them in his front yard with full sun.
His yard inspired me to want some. I bought a couple several years ago. They survived the winter but never bloomed. I probably have too much shade, but would like to try again now that my trees are trimmed and I have more sun.
They are beautiful.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 2:19PM
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Gretchen Wood

My son bought me one in June of this year. It is almost 3' tall. Love it. I picked the two pods that grew on it recenty and was waiting for them to dry out so I can open them up.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 2:38PM
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Gretchen Wood

Stupid house cleaner threw mine away. They know I garden. I told them to put stuff back and well they made me mad. I had them two times but they made my cats scared so I won't have them again. Plus instead of washing dishes they threw them in the trash.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 9:16PM
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marcie_new(z8)

Ok fellow gardeners I am back!! sorry for being out I have been lurking in other forums then went to check my e-mail and found lots of e-mails the thing is when I tried e-mailing gretchen it comes back as delivery failure yahoo says she does not have an e-mail addy with yahoo, well here I am and will stay tuned in I still have plenty of seeds to share just e-mail me and I will get back to you, thank you all for sharing this forum. Marcie

    Bookmark   January 4, 2014 at 10:22PM
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marcie_new(z8)

Ok fellow gardeners I am back!! sorry for being out I have been lurking in other forums then went to check my e-mail and found lots of e-mails the thing is when I tried e-mailing gretchen it comes back as delivery failure yahoo says she does not have an e-mail addy with yahoo, well here I am and will stay tuned in I still have plenty of seeds to share just e-mail me and I will get back to you, thank you all for sharing this forum. Marcie

    Bookmark   January 4, 2014 at 10:41PM
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adellabedella_usa

I hope it's ok to tag this question on the end of this thread.

I'm thinking about buying one of these trees for the yard. Is this tree one that sends out lots of seeds and then pretty soon you have all sorts of unwanted tree shoots all over the yard? That is the only thing that would keep me from getting. I've seen them in other people's yards. They are gorgeous.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 11:31AM
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phoenix7801

The red and orange variety stays a compact shrub so as long as you trim off the spent blooms they shouldn't be a problem. The Yellow poinciana on the other hand turns into a small tree so its possible you could have some seed sprouts here and there.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 12:03PM
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