Plant ID forum: Tropical Plant ID Please

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Name: Benny Hill
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bennysplace
Apr 30, 2013 6:45 PM CST
Hi there everyone! :)

I was at the Denver Botanical Gardens and snapped this photo. I would really love to know what it is. I forgot to take a photo of the plant tag that accompanied it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Justin
May 1, 2013 7:25 AM CST
Maybe a species of Petrea. Petrea volubilis or other species?

https://www.google.com/search?q=petrea&client=firefox-a&hs=u...

https://www.google.com/search?q=Petrea+volubilis&client=fire...

Two pages about Petrea volubilis:

http://gardeningwithwilson.com/2009/02/06/the-beautiful-sand...

http://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/plant_wk/petrea.ht...
Justin
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Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
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bennysplace
May 1, 2013 7:54 AM CST
Justin, thank you SO much! This is exactly it. I did a search on the garden's website and found the exact match!

Sandpaper Vine; Sandpaper; Queen's Wreath; Purple Wreath

Hurray!

Thank you again for your help on this. I am happy I can put a name with the image.

Wishing you the very best!
Benny
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Dutchlady1
May 1, 2013 8:39 AM CST
I confirm that. We have loads of these here in Southwest Florida, we call it the 'Tropical Wisteria'.
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Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
Making something out of a little bi
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
bennysplace
May 1, 2013 9:54 AM CST
It was in the tropical conservatory at Denver Botanical Gardens. Smiling I wish I could grow this in my garden. Well, I could perhaps if I took it inside when winter arrived.

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