Monday, July 2, 2012

Clerodendrum ugandense......Blue Butterfly Bush

Growing in the Botanic Garden, Cambridge, England

 As its name suggests it is an East African native, from Kenya & Uganda and belongs to the family Verbenaceae.

Other common names are Butterfly clerodendrum, Blue Glory Bower or Blue Wings.

Although cultivated in Botanical Gardens for over 100 years it has only recently become popular as a flowering pot plant.

This evergreen, fast growing, show stopper has  lovely irregular shaped two shades of  true blue flowers which bloom almost continuously from early summer to late Autumn and this Autumn,  will see it planted in its well deserved special place in the Cortijo Azahar Garden.