Flowers in single clusters in the axils of leaves.
The colour of the flowers is terracotta red with fine green veins, deeper in tone on the under surfaces.
The older blooms are very bright pink.
The two lower petals are the largest.
All stamens are fertile.
The 3 uppermost are the largest, they protrude and curve inwards and are crowned with dark red anthers, there is no swelling in middle, the central 4 smaller stamens have bright red anthers and 2 lower smallest stamens have yellow anthers.
The sepals are salmon pink, each flower has a pale green bract.
Fruit : Pods cylindrical, 8-12 inches long.
Flowering and Fruiting Time : May - July
Significance : Cultivated in the gardens and along the roadsides.