• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

FOLLOW @PITHANDVIGOR ON INSTAGRAM

The Latin Series: C is for Coccinea

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.

pyracantha coccinea hedge

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

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?

image from google earth by thorodin and australian plants

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Share this!Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on RedditShare on Google+Email this to someone
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Latin Series, Plants 2 Comments

2 Responses to The Latin Series: C is for Coccinea

  1. My favorite is the Ixora Coccinea. Not only that it has the red color but it could also be white, pink or yellow, great combinations! I grow the Ixora Nora Grant as ornament for my patio then the Super King for the garden. Does your coccinea plants have dwarf versions as well?

Leave a reply

Expecting: Keets Due Date April 28th

I have found a new way to waste time that I don’t have. It’s called BackyardChickens.com. I am not sure I mentioned yet, that my parents are having 15 keets (those are baby guinea hens) sent to us for Easter. They are actually arriving on or within 2 days of April 28th. We have been…

Green Developments of the Future

I am captivated by the  design of a dense city center for the municipality of Gwanggyo near Seoul, Korea.   The conceptual design was created by MVRDV. It is being called the The Gwanggyo Power Center and will consist of 200,000 m2 housing, 48,000 m2 offices, 200,000 m2 mix of culture, retail, leisure and education, 200,000…

Making Driveway Gardens (With A New Rototiller)

Making Driveway Gardens (With A New Rototiller)

I’ve had driveway gardens on my mind a lot lately.  We featured the makeover of Jim Douthit’s driveway in the summer issue of PITH + VIGOR — and then I was asked to be a contributor for Martha Stewart’s Website (a bit of exciting news for me!) – I’ll be sharing some of the Before…

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...