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Chinese Hat Plant, Parasol Flower
Scientific Name: Holmskioldia sanguinea Retz.
Family: Verbenaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-26
USDA: 10b-11

Sun Exposure: Part shade to part sun

Origin: Himalayas

Growth Habits: Scrambling shrub, 6 to 8 feet tall and vine(1.8-2.4 m), or vine, up to 10 feet long (3 m); oval and slightly serrated, mid-green leaves, 2 to 4 inches long (5-10 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Cuttings, or air-layering

The genus name Holmskioldia honors Theodor Holmskiold, a 18th Danish physician and professor.

Cultural Practices:
Prune after flowering to keep a shrub form.

Blooming Habits:
Narrow, orange-scarlet tube with a broad, circular calyx. The flowers appear in dense terminal clusters, mostly through summer and fall, but also year long if the conditions are right.

Fruiting Habits:

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