Southwest Gardening forum: Ragoon Creaper

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Cave Creek
kyleaz
Oct 1, 2010 9:09 PM CST
I heard that perhaps Alan has one. How hard are they to keep alive in the winter?
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 2, 2010 8:38 PM CST
I actually have three of them. Love this plant. It looses it's leaves in the winter, but at least for the past three years, mine has always came back from the woody vine twined through the arbor. Mine is in full bloom right now. Blooms quite often all spring, summer, and fall.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 2, 2010 8:39 PM CST
By the way, this picture was taken this spring. Now you can't even see the arbor. It has completely covered it. I'll try and get a new picture tomorrow.

























Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 3, 2010 9:53 AM CST
Almost all the blooms were blown off by last nights dusty mud storm. More dirt than rain falling IMHO, so didn't take a picture of it today. Lots more blooms to come. Hopefully by next weekend it will be in full blooming form again....sorry! :(

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FrangipaniAz
Oct 4, 2010 9:01 AM CST
Oh, I love this! Must find a place for it :)
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 4, 2010 11:31 AM CST
There is one seller on Ebay that has some, but they are a bit pricey. I've seen them much cheaper in the past. There is another couple of sellers that has Rangoon Creeper, but they don't ship to Arizona, so watch which seller your ordering from, make sure. I'm going to try and root some in the spring. I'm thinking now would be be a bad time to try to root them, since cooler weather is just around the corner, and they are frost sensitive till they get established. They will always loose there leaves, but all the green came right back out of the dead looking woody branches on mine this spring. So even though it looked dead, it was very much alive once it heated up. Anyway...I will try and root some this spring. Maybe for the spring swaps. They say the seeds have a 90% germination rate, but I can never find the seed pods. They must be awfully small!!!

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Cave Creek
kyleaz
Oct 8, 2010 12:33 AM CST
Alan,
Hi I saw my first ragoon creeper at the Moody Gardens in Galveston Texas. I just fell in love with them. They told me they are very hard to propagate.
How cold does it get were you live. I really love them and the coral vines. Are they slow growing? Would you wait till spring to get one or buy one now?
.Mickey
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 8, 2010 7:44 AM CST
I would wait till spring to buy one, you living in Cave Creek and all. But, if you have a real bright and sunny window, you could just keep it inside in the window for the winter, and buy it now.

Rangoon Creeper is a bit of a slow starter. The first year it sulks, the second year it will grow about 8 feet, and then after that look out. All hell breaks loose. It will eat up and arbor till you don't even know where the hole in the arbor to walk through is...lol! Actually if I just kept on top of it, which I don't, it wouldn't be too hard to maintain and keep formed. But every time I want to cut it back, it's in bloom, and I hate cutting off all the pretty blooms.

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FrangipaniAz
Oct 11, 2010 9:51 AM CST
Let us know how rooting goes... If you're successful, I know I'd be in the market to purchase from you next year :)
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 11, 2010 10:03 AM CST
Please, it wouldn't be a purchase, it would be a give-a-way.

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FrangipaniAz
Oct 12, 2010 11:35 AM CST
Ok, then if it works I'll adopt Hilarious!
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Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Mar 18, 2011 1:39 PM CST
Alan your Rangoon Creeper is gorgeous!! I have one that I started from seed. It is going on it's third or fourth season that I've overwintered it in the basement. It hasn't bloomed for me yet and I'm wondering if it needs to be older since it is grown in a conainer. What do you think?
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Mar 18, 2011 2:11 PM CST
Mine bloomed the first year, once you bring it back out, put it in full sun where it gets nice and hot, and I bet it will bloom for you :)


























tucsonplumeriaz
Mar 18, 2011 2:29 PM CST
very nice alan!
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Mar 18, 2011 2:46 PM CST
Thanks, Alan! I don't think I've had it in complete in full sun. I'll try that.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Mar 18, 2011 3:00 PM CST
It really loves the heat, even our 115+ degree days. The hotter the more it blooms!

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Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Mar 18, 2011 3:29 PM CST
I'll have to take a picture to show you what it looks like.
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FrangipaniAz
Mar 20, 2011 3:13 AM CST
Donna, I'm excited to see if the change in conditions helps it bloom for you... keep us posted Thumbs up
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Aguane
Mar 20, 2011 12:37 PM CST
I'd forgotten about that pretty! Love the rose/red.
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Name: Donna
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Perennialgirl
Mar 20, 2011 1:44 PM CST
Here is a picture of my plant.

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