Ready for your close-up? "Pride of Barbados" = Caesalpina pulcherrima or Poinciana pulcherrima. Also known as "Peacock flower", "Dwarf Poinciana" or "Mexican Bird of Paradise". This is one of those plants you need to be armed with the botanical name when shopping. Could drive the sales staff into confusion.
I am going to fill an area in front of our home with this Pride of Barbados, Thryallis (yellow in background) and purple Duranta. The area is a bit of a concrete wasteland from the driveway redo so I have quite a bit of soil to dig out and replace. In the mean time I have created this "puddle" by the front door which seems to be pretty too.
Took these photos for posting for Noel, at "A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii" and his monthly "Hot, Loud & Proud" meme. Go on over and check out the other photos.