Botanical name: Holmskioldia sanguinea Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Synonyms: Holmskioldia rubra, Hastingia coccinea, Holmskioldia scandens
Named after Theodor Holmskiold, an 18th Danish physician and professor, Chinese hat is native to the Himalayan lowlands and is an erect or climbing shrub that bears narrowly trumpet-shaped flowers with crimson petals and orange-red calyces. Its unique flowers are the main interest of this scrambling shrub: each is a narrow, orange-scarlet tube backed by a broad, circular calyx, appearing in dense terminal clusters through fall and winter. The mid-green leaves are oval and slightly serrated. Yellow- and bronze-flowered forms have also been cultivated. is found in the wild in the Himalayas, from Kumaun to Bhutan, at altitudes of 300-1500 m.
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