Cardinal Guard Plant. It grows in clumps, spreading by root suckers. Pachystachys coccinea is a perennial evergreen shrub cultivated as an ornamental and garden plant for its red flowers on flashy terminal spikes.
It is an evergreen plant with simple leaves. Full sun to part shade. Here in tallahassee, it is an herbaceous perennial.
Pachystachys Is Derived From The Greek Παχυς (Pachys), Thick, And Σταχυς (Stachys), An Ear Of Corn, Referring To The Flowerheads;
Pachystachys spicata (ruix & pav.) wassh. In the west indies, the occurrence of o. The tubular red, slightly curved flowers (to 4 cm long) are densely packed along a long spike.
This Is A Must Have Plant For Hummingbird Lovers.
26 rows on dec 3, 2001, floridian from lutz, fl (zone 9b) wrote: It grows in clumps, spreading by root suckers. They are dark green and ovate with entire margins.
The Spiked Flowers Are Lipped And Red.
Cardinal guard is a versatile plant that will grow in full sun, but seems to look best in areas somewhat shaded most of the day. You will know that your cutting has rooted when you see new growth on the top of the plant. This upright many stemmed growing perennial has evergreen foliage and thick long spikes of scarlet red blooms that can be seen on and off through out the year.
Cuspidatum And Report The Species As Naturalized.
Cuspidatum was reported as early as 1900 for cuba (urban, 1901). An upright yet bushy shrubby perennial that enjoys shady conditions. The plant form is shrub.
Cardinal Guard Is A Versatile Plant That Will Grow In Full Sun, But Seems To Look Best In Areas Somewhat Shaded Most Of The Day.
It is native to central america.this shrub has opposite simple leaves (about 11 x 5 cm) and a squarish stem. Pachystachys coccinea is a perennial evergreen shrub cultivated as an ornamental and garden plant for its red flowers on flashy terminal spikes. Cut off one or more stems of your cardinal flower plant, remove the bottom third of the leaves, dip the cutting in rooting hormone and then place it in a pot filled with sterile potting soil.