Pagoda Plant - Lots of Color

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  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't know the official name of this plant, and I know it's nothing special - but still a nice plant when flowering. It's such an easy grow that it is almost invasive. I held out on planting any because I was told that. But it isn't all that bad.

    It does spread, but pretty easy to control. And it's nice to have something that just grows and is always a looker when flowering. Plus the color stays for quite awhile.

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  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I have this in two areas of my garden Dean and I love it for the butterflies. However, it is invasive here and I really have to keep close tabs on it. Mine have been in the ground 8ish years and the suckers sometimes pop up 25 feet away. Still worth it to me though.
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the warning - mine is only on it's third year - so maybe it is just getting started. Are you sure it is coming up from suckers that far away, and not the seeds? You have me a little worried now. Watching
     
  4. ScotTi

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    I had one here years ago and it wanted to take control of the area I had it planted in. I finally removed it. I purchased it with the name of "Clerodendrum" something.
     
  5. popper1

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    The name of the plant is
    Clerodendrum paniculatum. Here is a pic of one of mine, color is yellow, seems to be more free flowering than my red, It never seems to stop unless i cut them as they go too tall
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  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Learn something everyday here - didn't know there was a white one. I wonder if there are any other colors?
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Weeds, weeds ... :eek:
     
  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Yes, Dean, they are suckers from roots and they come up freely even far away, but if you stay after them, they can be controlled. They are easiest to pull when they get about 6-12 inches. Otherwise they can break.
     
  9. krishnaraoji88

    krishnaraoji88 Active Member

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    They're great for planting on top of other weeds... Then you can't see the weeds and the hummingbirds and butterflies love the Pagoda flowers!
     
  10. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    I think the whole invasive thing is put on plants that actually do well too often. Nothing is invasive in California where the hose doesn't reach.
     
  11. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Try gardening in Hawaii for a few years and you will begin to pay special attention when something is mentioned in the same sentence as "invasive."
     
  12. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    Hawaii and souFLA don't count. In California we WISH many plants would be invasive. For some reason attractive plants from South Africa's drier climates don't come close to invasive. We wish. What's invasive? The same weeds that grow in Europe. Mustard,Dandelions.
    I've never seen a re seeded Aloe!..or Crassula or..
     

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