Opening from dragon-mouthed buds that may remind you of the blood-thirsty plant in The Little Shop of Horrors
, ‘Cafè Brun’s ruffled, jagged, over-caffeinated flowers are a deep gold intricately patterned with dusky-red. Although its name means “Brown Coffee” — that is, coffee with milk — it’s not really brown, just wild and cool. Be sure to look for its tiny horns and spurs. (For even older parrots, see ‘Amiral’
, and ‘Perfecta’
.) Parrot, 12-14”, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from the Hortus Bulborum
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