H13. Queen Sirikit

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Mussaenda 'Queen Sirikit' is a shrub to 7 m tall with dense hairs on the stems.  Leaves are about 15 x 8cm., ovate shaped with a pointed apex and sometimes-hairy underneath.  In this Mussaenda cultivar the bract-like calyx lobes (calycophylls) are actually more colorful and showy than the flowers.  Each flower has 5 pale pink calycophylls up to 15 cm long.  The actual corollas are much smaller (and bright yellow.  This cultivar rarely sets fruit.