Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pride of Barbados Returns



I've been almost holding my breath for fear it was dead. Actually there are two, this is the bigger one. The little one put up a tiny shoot first and this one just sat there for a while before deciding to put out growth.

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae). It is referred to by other names including Peacock Flower, Mexican Bird of Paradise, Dwarf Flamboyan, Caesalpinia, and Dwarf Poinciana. I can hardly wait for blossoms, a butterfly favorite.

This one is planted with Esperanza, or Tecoma stans. The pink Silene will soon seed out and be pulled.

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