Southwest Gardening forum: Rangoon Creeper

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Mickey
Jun 3, 2012 1:03 PM CST
Does anyone have a Ragoon Creeper? I thought that someone here had one. Mine is now starting it's third summer and still now flowers. Help....
Mickey
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jun 5, 2012 5:37 PM CST
I don't have one. I too remember that someone does... from DG maybe. Marie has just about one of everything.
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Mickey
Nov 11, 2012 2:45 PM CST
FYI, update... I moved my RC into more light, full sun, feed it more and made sure that it got watered every day and it finally bloomed! I just love it and the scent. I had to put it in a larger pot as the pot int was in was starting to crack. It is now inside and under a grow light. I hope that it keeps blooming but I think it may stop because I disturbed the roots.
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Mickey
Nov 11, 2012 3:03 PM CST
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Sorry the photos are a little dark. The flower starts out white, then turns to pink and finally goes to a beautiful maroon.
Mickey
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Nov 11, 2012 5:45 PM CST
I do like that plant. I've never grown it, however. Does it survive the cold winter up there in Cave Creek, Mickey?
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Mickey
Nov 17, 2012 4:35 PM CST
Very little survives out side here in the winter. I have to move almost everything inside or to the Arizona room for protection.
Mickey
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 26, 2012 5:08 AM CST

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Arif.
Name: Linda
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quietyard
Dec 26, 2012 4:26 PM CST
Gorgeous plant Arif. Thumbs up This plant is one I am not familiar with.
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Dec 26, 2012 7:41 PM CST
Wow! Arif, I've never seen so many blooms! You have great soil for this plant! Do you ever have to or want to trim it back to encourage growth?
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 26, 2012 9:42 PM CST
Smiling That Linda is a Rangoon Creeper. This size one becomes weather proof of sorts. Waiting for frost so that it becomes bare then I prune. No Susie, I have potters clay, white with a vein of black clay going through it. Need a hammer and chisel to make a pot shaped structure but once the plant is in, it makes its own way forward. We have a saying, dry clay is rock hard but wet clay behaves like fresh manure/Plasticine. The above photograph is only showing the vines going up but three of its vines are on my boundary wall as a security fence with a ferocious white rose going through it. To give it further tensile strength I have four Bougainvilleas and one yellow Gelsemium vines in there. Will post photographs in Spring when in full bloom.
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There are ways around barbed/razor wire but try going through a living/natural fence Hilarious! can stop a fully loaded truck when mature.
Regards,
Arif.

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