Calotropis Gigantea
"Crown Flower"


The first time that you encounter this draught tolerant shrub may be its novel flowers strung into Lei's that are placed around your neck. These floral crowns are composed of 5 downward pointing; twisted petals that mimic a miniature royal crown. Its leaves are light green and fuzzy, with a downy fuzz on the underside. Very hardy low 40's and drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies because it's actually in the milkweed family. Height to 6' and can be pruned to shape. As legend says " Kama the god of love shoots arrows of the crown flower buds into the heart".

white crown pic