First we had Caerulea now we have Coccinea — Where caerulea = blue; coccinea = red.
As with the ‘blue’ — the ‘red’ can be anywhere; it can be a tinge on a leaf tip, or it can be the whole darn flower and anything in between.
In this case (which I love) Pyracantha coccinea (clearly referring to the bright red and inpressive berries) is trained into a hedge.
Do you have a favorite ‘coccinea’ plant? I have a bunch in this pinterest folder to give you some ideas!
Kennedia coccinea (above) is new to me — but in writing this, I discovered that this Australian native used to be available through San Marcos Growers but I can’t find a current stockist (anyone grow this from seed or know of a place to buy?) Isn’t this tricolored flower (on a climber) so pretty?
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