China & Northern India
Clerodendrum Bungei or Rose glory bower Rose glory bower is a deciduous shrub that spreads aggressively by sending up suckers all around itself. The upright, minimally branched, shoots can get 6 ft tall and they have opposite, oval shaped leaves, to 30 cm long, with long petioles and coarse marginal teeth.
The leaves have a strong musky, but not unpleasant, smell. The rose colored flowers are in rounded clusters 20 cm in across and carried above the leaves. Individual flowers are funnel shaped with five spreading petal-like lobes. The flowers are very fragrant and last from summer until first frost. In winter, the upright stems, mostly devoid of branches, are not very attractive and may appear to be dead.
Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Rose glory bower will form a spreading colony by suckering if not restrained.
Kashmir Bouquet performs best in full sun to part shade with plenty of moisture. The plant prefers rich, fertile, well-drained soil.
The vines are also very thirsty, and you must never allow them to dry out during the active growing season.
It needs frequent fertilization to supply nutrients required to produce blooms. Feed the plant a slow-release fertilizer every two months during the blooming season, or use a water-soluble fertilizer every month.
Annual vine for trellises, arbors or fences
Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.
Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.
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