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Woodfordia uniflora, Woodfordia

Woodfordia uniflora

Woodfordia
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Woodfordia uniflora, Woodfordia
Woodfordia uniflora, Woodfordia


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Wrightia dubia, Cameraria dubia, Wrightia cambodiensis, Starfish Flower, Red Wrightia

Wrightia dubia, Cameraria dubia, Wrightia cambodiensis

Starfish Flower, Red Wrightia
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This rare species of wrightia is not fragrant, but flower is an amazing starfish! Flower is about 2" wide and looks waxy, almost artificial. The plants can be grown as a small tree or shrub. Cold sensitive.





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Xanthostemon aurantiacus, Xanthostemon

Xanthostemon aurantiacus

Xanthostemon
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: New Caledonia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

A sparsely branched shrub or small tree to 3 m (10 ft.) tall from maquis vegetation in southern New Caledonia with leathery, occasionally glaucous leaves to 9 cm long that cluster at the tips of the branches. It is rather variable in the color of its flowers, which can range from greenish white to red.



Xanthostemon aurantiacus, Xanthostemon


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Xanthostemon youngii, Crimson Penda

Xanthostemon youngii

Crimson Penda
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds



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Xerochrysum bracteatum, Helichrysum bracteatum, Bracteantha bracteata, Strawflower, Paper Daisy, Everlasting Daisy

Xerochrysum bracteatum, Helichrysum bracteatum, Bracteantha bracteata

Strawflower, Paper Daisy, Everlasting Daisy
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Australia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Xerochrysum bracteatum - excellent in dried arrangements, strawflower is also pretty in the garden. It grows as a woody or herbaceous perennial or annual shrub up to a metre (3 ft) tall with green or grey leafy foliage. Golden yellow or white flower heads are produced from spring to autumn; their distinctive feature is the papery bracts that resemble petals.

Xerochrysum bracteatum has proven very adaptable to cultivation. It was propagated and developed in Germany in the 1850s, and annual cultivars in a host of colour forms from white to bronze to purple flowers became available.





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