Mussaenda philippica Queen Sirikit, Mussaenda Queen Sirikit, Peach Mussaenda

Mussaenda philippica Queen Sirikit

Mussaenda Queen Sirikit, Peach Mussaenda
Family: Rubiaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plant

This Mussaenda Queen Sirikit is suited for growing in full sun or semi-shade, and they prefer regular water when planted in the ground.

This mussaenda is a named cultivar after the Queen of Thailand. It was named to commemorate her first visit to the Philippines in the 1970's. When planting in a pot, they will require regular watering even in cold regions, to keep the soil moist but not soggy, as overwatering can cause root rot. Mussaenda Queen Sirikit can add color and beauty to any landscape or container. The pink flowers of the Queen Sirikit attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and its deciduous foliage makes it a great choice for locations in USDA Zones 9 to 11. For best results, mulch the soil to retain the moisture. With pruning, the shrub can be kept to a height of 5-10 feet tall.

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