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Anyone growing this in their garden?

Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 24, 12 at 4:27

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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RE: Anyone growing this in their garden?

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.


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RE: Anyone growing this in their garden?

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


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RE: Anyone growing this in their garden?

  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 27, 12 at 0:22

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.


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