Friday, January 20, 2012

Streptosolen jamesonii ......... Marmalade Bush

Marmalade Bush or Fire Bush.....      is the common name of this fiery evergreenshrub of the Solanaceae family flowering now in the garden.
Stunningly lovely,  itproduces it's glorious loose clusters of flowers from the beginning of the year to late September, gradually changing from yellow to red as they develop,resulting in an overall appearance resembling orange marmalade.

Belonging to theSolanaceae family and the sole member of its genus, it is found in open woodlands in Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru.

 We also have a yellow flowered variety but this pales into insignificance in comparison.