What's blooming in Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory?
Commonly known as the “Brazilian Plume” this exotic shrub is native to South America and prefers light shade.
It is blooming now in Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park and it has large, dark green leaves and bright flowers of a tubular plume shape in clusters of purple, orange, red, pink or yellow.
They are perfect for adding a splash of color to any garden. The Jacobinia does well in USDA zones 9-10.
For other areas they grow very well in containers and don’t tolerate cold winters.
Photo credit: Michael Lemmon