Chinese Lanterns

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12 inches x 11 inches

This beautiful plant, once planted, grew wild in my backyard garden on long awkward, woody stick like stems.  These unusual paper-like vivid orange 'flowers' are very delicate, and are protected from the elements by huge rippling green leaves.  The brilliant pure orange colour does not fade even when cut and dried.  Nature had a sense of humour when she created these beauties.

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