The vibrancy of those 50 shades of orange. Totally majestic. Plant of the week – Streptosolen jamesonii has a hell of a lot going for it. Blooming like that in late February and all. Really sets the standard of colour palettes to come.
Plant of the week – Streptosolen jamesonii
Just want to clarify though. This bloom was found in southern Spain. Where I am normally (read northern Europe) this is an annual bloom. Pretty as for one summer season then gone. What can you say, what can you do? Better a little bit ot this glory than nothing at all?
Aka the Marmelade bush (I ponder why the name??) , this plant likes full sun. In fortunate areas it’s evergreen. Origins are northern South America. There known as the hummingbird flower. It prefers moist, well-drained soil.
On a separate note, found it rather peculiar how the latin name of this plant corresponded vaguely with a soar throat reliefer I just saw advertised on TV. Oh dear. If you live in an unfortunate climate like myself, this plant is only realistic as a container plant. Plant it where its beauty can be viewed all summer long.