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Holmskioldia citrina, Holmskioldia sanguinea 'Citrina' , Mandarin Sunrise, Mandarins hat, Yellow Chinese Hat

Holmskioldia citrina, Holmskioldia sanguinea 'Citrina'

Mandarin Sunrise, Mandarins hat, Yellow Chinese Hat
Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: Himalaya region
Full sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Its unique flowers are the main interest of this scrambling shrub: each is a narrow, yellow tube backed by a broad, circular calyx, appearing in dense terminal clusters through summer and fall (autumn). The mid-green leaves are oval and slightly serrated. Its long, trailing canes make it ideal for espaliering. Rampant growth can be contained by pruning after flowering and old canes can be removed. There are also red- and bronze-flowered forms. Full sun but will bloom in filtered light. Sometimes this species is called Holmskioldia sanguinea Mandarin.


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Holmskioldia - Mandarins Hat, Yellow Chinese Hat

Holmskioldia citrina - Rare variety - bright yellow flowers. Sometimes this species is called Holmskioldia sanguinea Mandarin. Unique flowers are the main interest of this scrambling shrub: each is a narrow, tube backed by a broad, circular calyx.
See picture of actual plants for sale - in full bloom! (Dec 2012)

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, large plant
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$47.95