Streptosolen jamesonii

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 Streptosolen jamesonii subsp. var.  Marmalade bush, Orange browallia
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Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, mid summer, mid fall
Features: evergreen, flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
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Flower features: red, orange, yellow, pink
Solanaceae > Streptosolen jamesonii var. ,

Streptosolen jamesonii, the marmalade bush, is an evergreen shrub of the Solanaceae family that produces loose clusters of flowers gradually changing from yellow to red as they develop, resulting in an overall appearance resembling orange marmalade (thus the name). The sole member of its genus, it is found in open woodlands of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

The stems tend to be tall and slender, with an overall height of 1-2 meters (3-6 ft). The leaves are ovate to elliptic, green to dark green, with a pattern of fine wrinkles. The flowers have a slender tube 3-4 cm long, with spreading petal lobes. The blooms can appear nearly all year in mild-winter areas, but the heaviest flowering is from spring through fall.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Streptosolen (Greek, streptos, twisted, solen, tube, with reference to the form of the corolla-tube). Solanaceae. Scabrous-pubescent shrub, suitable for greenhouse culture and for outdoors, as an ornamental, in the extreme S. Lvs. entire, not large, rugose: fls. orange-red, pedicelled, in a terminal corymbose panicle; calyx tubular-campanulate, shortly 5-cleft; corolla-tube elongated, spirally twisted below, widening above, limb spreading, 5-lobed, lobes broad, very obtuse; perfect stamens 4, didynamous; ovary stipitate, 2-celled: caps. somewhat leathery, valves 2-cleft.—One species, Colombia.

Streptosolen jamesonii, Miers (Browallia Jamesonii, Hort., & Benth.?). Handsome evergreen scabrous-pubescent shrub, 4-6 ft. high, hardy and much cult. in Calif. as far north as San Francisco. June.—An old favorite in northern greenhouses. CH

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