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Mussaenda philippica Queen Sirikit, Mussaenda Queen Sirikit, Peach Mussaenda

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Mussaenda philippica Queen Sirikit

Mussaenda Queen Sirikit, Peach Mussaenda
Family: Rubiaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This mussaenda is a named cultivar, "Queen Sirikit" the current Queen of Thailand. It was named to commemorate her first visit to the Philipines in the 1970's. The only mussaenda ever to be given a name of a person not of Filipino extraction. Mussaenda is a tropical shrub or sub-shrub that will grow to 10ft tall in tropical areas, but more likely will reach 1-3ft tall in containers. Clusters (corymbs) of small, tubular flowers with five spreading lobes bloom in summer, however it is the large and colorful, ovate, leaf-like sepals (to 3" long) that provide the real ornamental display. Some individual flowers in each cluster will develop a single enlarged sepal. Elliptic to ovate, bright green leaves (to 6" long). Hybrids typically feature flowers in red and/or yellow with showy sepals of white, bright red or pink.


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harmony brown
osborn mo
USDA Zone:moi
14 Dec 2010
this plant im doing is the mussaenda it is a bueatiful plant. im doing a project on it. thanks for the beauitful pictures.


thanks
harmony brown
Michael Ferrero
Thailand
11 Mar 2005
This mussaenda is a named cultivar, "Queen Sirikit" the current Queen of Thailand. It was named to commemorate her first visit to the Philipines in the 1970's. The only mussaenda ever to be given a name of a person not of Filipino extraction. You should not make up inapropriate cultivar names if you do not know the true origin of these plants, because it can be an affront amongst Thai and Filipino people alike.


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/mussaenda_peach.htm