Skyrocket - Bowing Lady
Verbenaceae (Verbena) Family
The flower clusters are large, consisting of many tubular white or red flowers that arise at the tip of the flowering stem. Each cluster may be up to 2 feet long. The tubes of the flowers are about 3 to 4 inches long and droop downward. The expanded corollas are about 2 inches in diameter. Flowers occur in summer and early autumn.
The fruit is a drupe that rests at the tube throat. Each fruit is about ½ inch in diameter, maturing in late autumn and early winter.
The plant is native to Malaysia and is widely cultivated as an ornamental. Some species of the plant have become naturalized in South America, the West Indies and much of the southern U.S.