Pride of Barbados
Common Names: Dwarf Poinciana, Peacock Flower
Light: Full Sun
Height: 4′ – 7′
Spacing/Spread: 4′ – 7′
Evergreen: No, plant is deciduous.
Color: Red/Orange flowers.
Interest: Summer to Fall.
Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.
Extra: Plant is deer resistant.
Features: A beautiful, unique looking large growing perennial. Showy Red/Orange blooms from summer to fall.
Austin Native Landscaping: “Pride of Barbados could quite easily become the pride of your landscape! The plant’s folliage is graceful and gentle, contrasting beautifuly with the huge bold and showy red blooms. We design Pride of Barbados in the back of our drought tolerant flower beds. The plant works by itself or planted a mass. Pride of Barbados will die to the ground during the winter but will happily return the following spring. Young and improperly installed plantings could unfortunately completely die during an especially hard winter. Remember to place the plant in full sun and provide ample space for it.”
Family: Caesalpiniaceae (Pronounced – ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Caesalpinia (Pronounced – ses-al-PIN-ee-uh)
Species: pulcherrima (Pronounced – pul-KAIR-ih-muh)