Clerodendrum ugandense - Blue Butterfly
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunDry conditionsBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds
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6-10"/1-3 gal pot
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Rotheca myricoides, Clerodendrum ugandense, Butterfly Clerodendrum, Blue Butterfly Bush, Blue Glory Bower, Blue Wings
Rotheca myricoides, Clerodendrum ugandense
Family:Lamiaceae
Butterfly Clerodendrum, Blue Butterfly Bush, Blue Glory Bower, Blue Wings
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 calamitosum, White Butterfly Bush
Clerodendrum calamitosum
Family:Lamiaceae
White Butterfly Bush
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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This clerodendrum is a small to medium size shrub with beautiful butterfly-shaped flowers, similar to Clerodendrum ugandense (Blue Butterfly Bush) and Clerodendrum mastacanthum (Pink Butterfly Bush) . They are slightly fragrant during evening hours. Blooms from late winter to fall in warm areas.

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Clerodendrum mastacanthum, Rotheca mastacantha, Rotheca mastacanthus, Rotheca macrodonta, Pink Butterfly Bush
Clerodendrum mastacanthum, Rotheca mastacantha, Rotheca mastacanthus, Rotheca macrodonta
Family:Lamiaceae
Pink Butterfly Bush
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 sp., Clerodendron
Clerodendrum sp.
Family:Lamiaceae
Clerodendron
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUnknown name

Species and varieties:

Clerodendrum bungei

Clerodendrum calamitosum

Clerodendrum heterophyllum

Clerodendrum incisum

Clerodendrum inerme

Clerodendrum mastacanthum

Clerodendrum minahasse

Clerodendrum paniculatum

Clerodendrum philippinum

Clerodendrum quadriloculare

Clerodendrum sahelangii

Clerodendrum schmidtii

Clerodendrum speciosissimum

Clerodendrum speciosum

Clerodendrum splendens

Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Clerodendrum trichotomum

Clerodendrum ugandense

Clerodendrum wallichii



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Detailed plant profiles: 4 plants found