Mussaenda 'Dona Luz'
What is Mussaenda 'Dona Luz'
Mussaenda 'Dona Luz' (scientific name: Mussaenda cv. Dona Luz) is a horticultural variety native to New Guinea, Philippines, and was created from the non-cold-tolerant evergreen shrub "Mussaenda philippica" of the genus Ronaceae. The blossoms that look like large petals are bracts with altered calyx, Dona luz is a cultivar in which all five calyxes are hypertrophied, and the true flower is a small yellow funnel with five star-shaped tips. The flower name is a tribute to Mrs. Ramon Magsaysay, the seventh president of the Republic of the Philippines, also known as the Mussaenda cv. Magsaysay.
Generic name: Mussaenda, Scientific name: Mussaenda cv. Magsaysay, aka: Summer poinsettia,
Place of Origin: Horticultural Varieties, Tree Height: 1.5-3 m, Leaf Shape: Oval, Flower Color (Actually, Calyxia): Light Red , Sepal shape: oval, flower diameter (real flower): 1-1.5 cm, flowering period: May-October, use: park trees, street trees.