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Clerodendrum philippinum * Cashmere Bouquet

When I first saw Clerodendrum philippinum it reminded me of hydrangeas. The blooms last much longer. The huge leaves and robust growth make this hardy tropical plant a natural for that tropical look. The flowers are sweetly scented. The foliage is not. I keep it back from walkways. Clerodendrum philippinum tends to run a bit so I water with drip and don't water beyond where I want it to spread. Clerodendrum philippinum is killed to the ground at 16° F but back for more by early spring.

Clerodendrum philippinum, Cashmere Bouquet

Flowers and foliage of Clerodendrum philippinum - Cashmere Bouquet. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.