Looking for showy winter colour?

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys (whew, that’s a wheelbarrow of a name) common name ‘Brazilian Cloak’ is a herbaceous shrub that is very showy and fast growing. Native to Venezuela where it grows in tropical woodlands, this evergreen plant bears dark red/scarlet terminal flowers. In full bloom, ‘Brazilian Cloak’ is breathtaking with its large flowers against huge leaves.

I use it as a background plant and it is in flower from January up to July.  Great for colour in the garden.

(Thank you and credit to Ian Wintle, The Giving Garden, for this advice)

braazilian cloak

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