Date Photo Taken: September 16, 2010
Location: Carrollton, GA
Posted By: gzvodar
This plant grows as a clump of canes from a clump of tuberous roots. The canes resemble bamboo but are much more fragile. I once thought it was a coral bean, but it has no thorns, the leaves are broader and the flowers different. It blooms in fall, the flowers attracting bees, wasps, flies. Every winter I cut the dead canes to the ground and every year it grows this much – that’s a 4′ fence. I don’t believe it’s native: the elderly lady who owned the property before us is said to have traveled a lot when she was younger, and to have sometimes brought plants back with her.