Congea tomentosa, Shower Orchid, Wooly Congea

Congea tomentosa

Shower Orchid, Wooly Congea
Family: Lamiaceae    (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: Myanmar, Thailand
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeper plantFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowers

The actual flowers are tiny and inconspicuous, but they are borne in the center of three showy white 1in (2.5cm) long bracts that look like velvety propellers. The bracts gradually change through pink, lavender, and finally gray over the course of several weeks.

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