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Blooming now and smelling good

Posted by butterfly4u 8 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 20, 13 at 15:36

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.
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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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RE: Blooming now and smelling good

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. :)

-Robert

Here is a link that might be useful: Clerodendrum bungei


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RE: Blooming now and smelling good

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

-Robert

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


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RE: Blooming now and smelling good

Robert,
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.


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RE: Blooming now and smelling good

Butterfly,

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.

-Robert


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RE: Blooming now and smelling good

Hi Butterfly!!

Beautiful....

Laura


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