I’ll be away for a week and may not be able to post regularly. I leave you with these pictures of the blooms of the Clerodendrum Incisum. Also known as Musical Notes, Morning’s Kiss and Witches’ Tongue, the blooms with the long stamens are very showy. I associate this with the brightness of the Sunset Bells, the purple of the Indian blackberries, and the tender green of the guavas. In other words, a regular summer feature.
But when I first bought the plant in the winter of 2008, there were a few blooms–so long and showy that I ended up bringing it home with me. And it has never disappointed. It grows in full sun, needs to be pruned every year and propagation is from cuttings and suckers.
The blooms last just for a day. I have never seen any butterflies here but the blue-banded bees love to buzz around these Musical Notes. All the pictures were taken earlier this year, in the months of May and June.