Exotic Redhead (for your Garden)

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with iTexas Realty Co.
red bird of paradise by Sara Woolford, iTexas Realty Co

It's always nice to have something blooming in your San Antonio, Texas Garden in the late summer and early fall.

It's even nicer to have something other than the usual autumn mums. 
 
One splashy, yet drought-tolerant shrub that you can add is the Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima), which you may also see labelled as Pride of Barbados in your local garden center. If you love something a little tropical and exotic, not to mention, orangey-red, this may be just the right plant for you.  It is a sun-lover and attracts bees and butterflies.
 
It is fairly hardy in this area (unless we get a big frost), but the seeds and some parts of the plant can be poisonous if ingested....
 
It is fairly fast-growing and can get to be 5 to 6 feet (and that wide), very quickly, so be sure to give it ample space and put it a little further back in the garden bed, unless you are showcasing it as an ornamental. 
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Kristal Wilson
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Sara & Steve ~This is one of my favorite plants, I love to see the color contrasting with the green leaves and it thrives here in our semi-arrid climate.

Aug 23, 2012 10:09 AM #1
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What a cheery post!

Aug 23, 2012 10:12 AM #2
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Hi Kristal-

It is fabulous.  I'm a California native myself and love the plants that may be grown in both states.

Aug 23, 2012 10:47 AM #3
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Hi Susan-

Adding cheer to the real estate day is an aspiration! Thanks for stopping by!

Aug 23, 2012 10:51 AM #4
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Wayne Johnson
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Steve and Sara-I know next to nothing about flowers but that is a bright sight for a fall plant. Good thing it's drought tolerant.

Sep 26, 2012 11:02 AM #5
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