Mussaenda erythrophylla [M. coccinea]: Red Velvet Mussaenda

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Mussaenda erythrophylla also known as Red double Mussaenda, Ashanti Blood Plant, Red Flag Bush, Tropical Dogwood, Prophet’s Tears and Virgin Tree.

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Cream-yellow star-like blooms stand boldly against the ruffled red velvet-like bracts. Blooms up to 7″ across. Unusual looking. Can be grown as a scrambling climber but is more commonly grown as a tropical shrub.

Photos taken @ KTPH 20120308 & 20120412

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