Deciduous, Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
Ferny-leafed plants grown for branch-end clusters of colorful blossoms featuring (except in the case of C. platyloba) protruding stamens. Plants grow quickly and easily in hot, sunny locations if given light, well-drained soil and infrequent, deep watering. Prune before first flush of spring growth to remove any dead or damaged wood and wayward branches; remove lower limbs for treelike shape in shrubby species. Blooms attract hummingbirds.
Evergreen to deciduous South American shrub or tree; drops leaves in cold winters. Zones 8–16, 18–24; occasionally seen in Zones 6, 7. Tough, fast growing to 10 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide, with finely cut foliage and an open, angular branch structure. Yellow summer flowers have bright red stamens.
These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.
All of these odd-looking plants have decorative stems, but those of P. macrocarpus are bare m...
Small genus of plants from sunny, moist areas in South America. Species include a spreading mound and ...