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Clerodendrum speciosissimum (Glorybower)

Life: Perennial

Size: 5' tall, 2' wide

Light: Partial Sun to Light Shade

Water: Moist, Well Drained, Somewhat Drought Tollerant Once Established

Soil: Fertile, Acidic to Neutral Loam to Sand

The crimson bloom spikes are absolutely massive, 24" long and 16" wide, resembling giant salvias, and are held above the large, heart-shaped leaves. Very tropical looking. It is a non-branching species, growing nearly straight up, but will form ever-expanding colonies that may be thinned as desired. They love Texas heat and humidity and will bloom prolifically throughout the summer and fall, though their leaves are deciduous in winter. The blooms will attract butterflies and hummingbirds.