The Plant From Atlantis

|Adenanthos cuneatus 'Coral Drift'|

|Adenanthos cuneatus 'Coral Drift'|

Looking like something from under the sea comes the Flame Bush or Coastal Jugflower also known as Adenanthos cuneatus 'Coral Drift'.  As I'm always loving on the cool and unusual, this evergreen low-growing Australian shrub makes the grade.  It grows only 2 to 4 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide.  It loves full sun and once it gets established it has low water needs.

|CU Adenanthos cuneatus 'Coral Drift'|

|CU Adenanthos cuneatus 'Coral Drift'|

The thing that really makes this shrub so sexy is the blush of red on the new shell-like growth as well as the teeny tiny ruby red curlicue flowers it produces in spring and fall.  It looks silvery and sleek on a slope and chic in a cool container.