Deppea splendens Cristobal
This incredibly rare and beautiful plant was originally collected in 1971 from the mountains of southern Mexico (Chiapas) and scientifically described only in 1987. Since that time most wild populations have been destroyed by deforestation. In the wild this plant is a large shrub to small tree but in cultivation it is an open multi-stemmed shrub to 8 feet tall. It has 6 inch long wiry peduncles from which dangle a corymb of 2 inch long yellow flowers with red calyces. It flowers in spring to late summer and prefers part sun or light shade in southern California. This is truly a rare plant that is a must for any serious plant collector! Sold in Quart containers.