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Clerodendrum incisum, Clerodendrum macrosiphon, Rotheca incisa, Rotheca incisafolia , Musical Note, Morning Kiss, Clerodendron, Witches Tongue

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Clerodendrum incisum, Clerodendrum macrosiphon, Rotheca incisa, Rotheca incisafolia

Musical Note, Morning Kiss, Clerodendron, Witches Tongue
Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A small bushy shrub with small leaves. The white flowers from delicate shapes with their long tubular and rounded structure. They appear in large masses. The unopened flowers resemble musical notes in the bud stage - opening to showy flower with red stamens. Blooms on and off all year. Use as a short hedge, in small groupings or as a single specimen plant. This perfect landscape plant is very easy to grow, blooms in both full sun or shade, and tolerates some drought.





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Clerodendrum incisum - Musical Note

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Clerodendrum Musical Note, Morning Kiss - very unusual...  more

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Clerodendrum mastacanthum, Rotheca mastacantha, Rotheca mastacanthus, Rotheca macrodonta, Pink Butterfly Bush

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Clerodendrum mastacanthum, Rotheca mastacantha, Rotheca mastacanthus, Rotheca macrodonta

Pink Butterfly Bush
Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A new plant in cultivation originated from South Africa. It is very similar to more common species Clerodendrum ugandense (Blue Butterfly Bush) other than color and smaller size of the flowers which are in tighter panicles.

It grows into a vigorous large size bush with multiple stems. Unlike most clerodendrums, it is very difficult to propagate and cuttings don't root very easily. Small plants grow very slowly but even at 1 ft tall they start flowering. Once etablished, the bush grows fast, producing many branches.

Cultivation is pretty simple and the plant needs only average maintenance - regular water and well drained soil. It needs full sun for flowering. Pink Butterfly Bush is more cold sensitive than Blue Butterfly Bush (C. ugandense). However even after a cold snap and leaf damage, plants regrow well from the main stems.

Originally we have obtained this plant in 2014 from a rare plant collector, and have been propagating it since. It came to us under name of Rotheca mastacantha. The name Rotheca is often used for plants in Clerodendrum genus.





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Clerodendrum mastacanthum (Rotheca mastacantha) - Pink Butterfly Bush

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Pink Butterfly Bush - rare new plant in cultivation...  more

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Rotheca hirsuta, Clerodendrum hirsutum, Clerodendrum natalense, Cat's Whiskers

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Rotheca hirsuta, Clerodendrum hirsutum, Clerodendrum natalense

Cat's Whiskers
Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Rotheca hirsuta, Clerodendrum hirsutum, Clerodendrum natalense, Cat's Whiskers

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Rotheca myricoides, Clerodendrum ugandense, Butterfly Clerodendrum, Blue Butterfly Bush, Blue Glory Bower, Blue Wings

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Rotheca myricoides, Clerodendrum ugandense

Butterfly Clerodendrum, Blue Butterfly Bush, Blue Glory Bower, Blue Wings
Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: Tropical Africa, Kenya and Uganda
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunDry conditionsBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Specimen plant. Sky blue flowers looking like butterflies - unusual color for tropics. Clerodendrum ugandense has been cultivated in botanical gardens for almost 100 years, but has only recently been considered as flowering potplant. It is a fast growing plant which in nature grows to 6-9 ft, but is easily kept much smaller. The irregular flowers are bright blue, in two different shades of blue and are produced more or less continuously throughout the summer and fall. Flowers have long purple anthers which bend elegantly upwards.

Grow this clerodendrum in partial shade. Water freely in growth but reduce watering in winter. Hardiness: USDA Zones 10 - 11. Performs best in a frostfree climate, but it is root hardy in zones 8 and 9, freezing to the ground in winter, but returning from its roots in spring.

Prune back as needed to keep it in bushy shape. Cut back the old wood to a pair of buds to improve flowering. In areas that get frost, you can get the most consistent flowering by growing it in a large pot that can be brought indoors when temperatures approach freezing.

It has an odd scent when the leaves are brushed which may serve to repel chewing insects because it is pest free.





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Clerodendrum ugandense - Blue Butterfly 

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Blue Butterfly Clerodendrum - fast growing showy shrub...  more

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