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Caesalpinia Pulcherrima, Peacock Flower, Red Bird of Paradise - Plant

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Peacock flower is an evergreen shrub or small tree in frost free climates, a deciduous shrub in zone 9, and a returning perennial in zone 8.
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The species name, pulcherrima, is latin for “most beautiful.” Perhaps the most distinctive visual feature of this plant, that really lives up to it’s name, are its bright red, orange, and yellow flowers with long red stamens that are found on terminal ends of branches.

Common name: Mexican Bird of Paradise, Red Bird of Paradise, Pride of Barbados, Peacock Flower.
Color: Red, Bright Yellow
Bloom time: Blooms all year.
Height: 6-8 feet.
Difficulty level: Easy

Planting & Care

Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade.

Soil: Well-drained, pH range from 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Water: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Temprature: Warm.

Fertilizer: In early spring beginning the year after it is planted, it can be given nitrogen fertilizer diluted to half-strength to give it a boost.

Care:

  • it is beneficial to prune peacock flower to the ground in late winter or early spring for a more compact, bushier shrub.


Use
Ornamental use:

 

  • A unique specimen for show off in your yard or garden.

 


Reference:
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/caring-pride-barbados-plant-33515.html http://www.howdogardener.com/planting-guides/flowers-and-shrubs/caesalpinia-pulcherrima

 

 

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