Holmskioldia sanguinea (Chinese hat)
Chinese hat, Cup and Saucer, Parasol Flower, Mandarins hat
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Chinese hat is native to the Himalayan lowlands and is an erect climbing shrub that bears narrowly trumpet-shaped flowers with crimson petals and orange-red calyces.
- Features- It is native to the Himalayas but widely cultivated as an ornamental and naturalized in many places It contains only one known. it is a climbing shrub native to the lowlands of the Himalayas. The plant grows fairly rapidly to about 6 – 10 ft. high and about as wide. It can exist unsupported,
- Special Characteristics- It is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Its unique flowers are the main interest of this scrambling shrub: each is a narrow, orange – scarlet tube backed by a broad, circular calyx, appearing in dense terminal clusters through fall and winter. The mid – green leaves are oval and slightly serrated. There are also yellow – and bronze – flowered forms.
- Uses- this is fast – growing annual vine provides quick cover for trellises, walls, fences, arbours or poles. Also may be grown in large containers.
- Flowers- It have Calyx petaloid, orbicular or rounded, lower portion bell – shaped, net – veined, reddish or orange in colour, finally turning brown in fruit.
- Moisture & soil- It needs full sunlight and well drained soil with medium watering at the temperature of 20 – 22 °C with any organic fertilizer.