Thursday, July 22, 2010
This one is easy to grow. Apparently it is widely available and has become naturalized in parts of the South. Large, pretty flowers are pink in this specimen, but can be white. It needs lots of sun and water. In Africa, where it is native, it is used medicinally for colds, rheumatism, varicose veins, and septic sores. It is also used to protect homes from evil. How could anything evil exist around this angelically beautiful flower?