Streptosolen jamesonii (Benth.) Miers
- Common Name: Orange Browallia, Marmalade Bush
- Family: Solanaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Andean Columbia and Ecuador
- Description: This tender evergreen shrub is a member of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and comes from Colombia and Ecuador. Often planted in cooler climates as a woody perennial or even an annual hanging basket, in mild coastal gardens it can be a large, to 8 feet tall, shrub or can trained as a espalier. It has 1 ¼ inch long light green, slightly fuzzy leaves and clusters of bright orange-yellow tubular flowers spring through fall and sometimes it can bloom throughout the year.
- Culture: Marmalade bush performs best in full sun in a well-draining soil with ocassional but not abundant irrigation and is somewhat drought tolerant once established. Pruning of this brittle-wooded shrub should be done in late winter/early spring. The flower and leaf color combination make this a plant that lends itself well to many gardens and settings.
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- Accession # 198500578
- Source: Unknown
- Accession Date: 12-31-1985
- Bench: 1317 - NEO:Andean Tropics C
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 01-14-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: euasterid I
- Order: Solanales
- Family: Solanaceae
- SubFamily: Browallioideae
- Tribe: Browallieae
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