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Growth Type Perennial
Hardiness Zones 8-10
Planting Conditions Shade
TJ Documented Plant No
This native of South America has become widespread throughout our southern-most states. The beautiful flower heads show a combination of scarlet red in the reflexed petals, with vibrant orange in the upright petals. A member of the milkweed family, Bloodflower was introduced to European and American gardens by the late eighteenth century. If grown as a houseplant, Bloodflower blooms almost continuously.

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Typical Blooming Dates: June - November
Blossom color(s): Orange, Red, Yellow
Location at Monticello: West Lawn