Tropicals forum: A truly fabulous tropical vine

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 12, 2013 7:15 PM CST
I had seen this vine at the Botanical Garden where I work. I planted it two years ago, and last spring it gave me some blooms. This year however, it has just taken off! It doesn't want to stop blooming. It is just amazing.

I know it blooms on old wood, and so I am working hard on training it over my pergola; I look forward to seeing its bouquets hanging down all over next year!
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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Apr 12, 2013 11:11 PM CST
Nice..... I have Tecomanthe venusta and I just love it.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 13, 2013 6:32 AM CST
That is awesome! I may have to look into those.
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Apr 13, 2013 11:57 AM CST
That's gorgeous! I will have to google it and see if I can find one. I have a lot of walls and the walls have the best sun in the garden but there are not a lot of choices in my area. I've found an online ebay type place and I'm working on my seed starting skills so that I can enjoy some of these beauties. Does it have a scent?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 13, 2013 12:10 PM CST
No scent but it makes up for it in gorgeousness LOL. I was just going out to take another picture. Will post in a bit!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 13, 2013 12:21 PM CST
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It may not be the best choice for a wall, Jonna, It is really best viewed when covering a pergola type structure, the blooms hang down from the vine. Here it is seen from below. I have posted several new pictures in the database entry for this plant too. I am thrilled it is performing so well for me!
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Apr 13, 2013 12:35 PM CST
Well, I didn't find it on my site here so perhaps that is just as well. Instead of course I got lost in a bunch of other seeds that are for sale and wandered off into the internets for an hour or more. It's amazing how quickly I can slide off down a side trail and lose hours of time. Whistling
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Apr 13, 2013 1:32 PM CST
That is beautiful, Carol! Off to check zones for it. Whistling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 14, 2013 4:06 PM CST
Wow, that is a beauty!!
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