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Gardens

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Glorybower, Stickbush, or Honolulu Rose Clerodendrum fragrans

FAMILY: VERBENACEAE (Verbena family)

The mystique of the glorybower is illustrated by its generic name. Clerodendrum derives from the Greek kleros, meaning fate or chance, and dendron, meaning tree: the tree of fate. Its pale pink flowers are similar to hydrangeas and have a wonderful fragrance.


This beautiful plant is considered a major weed on many Polynesian islands, Hawaii, and Florida. It is native to Asia.