Herself's Houston Garden

Conservation through cultivation

Black Flamingo aka Sunset Bells ( Chrysothemis pulchella )




Plants that flower in shade are rare, and rarer still is it to find one with bright colors. This plant is striking in a shady garden.

This plant dies back to the ground when the weather gets cold and it is the very last plant to come up every spring.

This plant will reach about 2′ tall and is bushy in form.

This plant needs moist soil, it is not drought tolerant.

This plant is from the Caribbean. It does not like strong sun, keep it from direct sun. Other growers report it does better in areas away from sprinkler heads so go easy on the water but take care not to let it dry out.

I ended up giving this one away.