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Pseudomussaenda flava

Pseudomussaenda flava
white wing; yellow musaenda
Synonym(s) Mussaenda luteola
Common name white wing; yellow musaenda
Family rubiaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z9-11)
Flowers yellow (late spring-fall)
Size 36"
Light sun-light shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Small shrub hailing from tropical areas of Asia and Africa, reportedly hardy in the Houston area, especially if planted in a protected area. It is generous with flowers, which occur in terminal clusters, with bright yellow stars flanked by large creamy leaf-like bracts. Its nectar is attractive to a variety of pollinators. May be heavily pruned to promote a bushy habit and more flowering.

Pseudomussaenda flava
Top growth killed off by an early mild freeze

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: waterfall pondside

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