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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 4, 2015 8:09 PM CST

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I love that vibrant color! Thanks for sharing, and I see you're new here so Welcome! to ATP!
Name: Beverly
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vitrsna
Feb 4, 2015 9:29 PM CST
Thanks Dave! I'm happy to be here. I am crazy in love with this vine and the fragrance is pure heaven. As soon as the abundant blossoms burst into "flame", there is hardly a flower that doesn't have a butterfly, hummingbird, bee taking in the rich nectar. It is growing on an 8 foot tall arch.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 4, 2015 9:42 PM CST
dave said:I love that vibrant color! Thanks for sharing, and I see you're new here so Welcome! to ATP!


I agree Welcome!

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Dinu
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Dinu
Feb 4, 2015 10:42 PM CST
Profusion at its best! Absolutely admirable!
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Name: Beverly
Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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vitrsna
Feb 4, 2015 10:46 PM CST
Thank you Marilyn for the warm welcome. I'm happy to be here. I say i have a butterfly garden but it also attracts hummingbirds and bees. As soon as the seeds arrive, i'll be adding 2 Salvias, S. tiliifolia and S. mellifera so i'll probably run into you at the Agastache and Salvias forum.
Name: Beverly
Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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vitrsna
Feb 4, 2015 10:54 PM CST
Thanks Dinu! Already i have earned a few acorns and i think that means i can spend some of them...i just need to learn how. You are right, this is a fun place to be a gardener! I was actually writing to Marilyn when your comments posted.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 4, 2015 11:18 PM CST
Absolutely gorgeous color! Welcome to ATP!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Feb 5, 2015 2:17 AM CST

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Wow, eye popping color indeed, I think I need to try this plant with all that orange color and butterfly attracting goodness! Thanks for adding photos to the database, keep them coming, we thrive on them around here! nodding

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Feb 5, 2015 8:20 AM CST
Welcome!

Beautiful photo of Mexican Flame Vine!!
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Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
Feb 5, 2015 10:41 AM CST
I don't think I've ever seen a vine with daisy-like flowers... really! And fragrant, too? Amazing! I can only imagine the excitement in the bug world, lol.
Name: Jon Whitinger
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jon
Feb 5, 2015 3:36 PM CST

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I agree I love the vibrant colors on this photo. Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 5, 2015 6:49 PM CST
vitrsna said:Thank you Marilyn for the warm welcome. I'm happy to be here. I say i have a butterfly garden but it also attracts hummingbirds and bees. As soon as the seeds arrive, i'll be adding 2 Salvias, S. tiliifolia and S. mellifera so i'll probably run into you at the Agastache and Salvias forum.


Hope to see you in the Agastache and Salvias forum! Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Feb 6, 2015 3:33 PM CST
I've never heard of this one before, but probably because it wouldn't make it through the winter here. However, I absolutely love that color and I bet it is very impressive in person! Great photo Thumbs up
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Name: Beverly
Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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vitrsna
Feb 6, 2015 7:06 PM CST
This vine is grown best from zone 9 and up (or is it down?), say to zone 12, and the plant is popular with butterfly gardeners in the US which means it is widely available in nurseries (looks like Calif-Sue could grow it). If you try to find seeds, you will be told the plant is sterile and will not grow from seed. This is a bit of a mystery to me because my vine does have seeds that germinate. Also the people in the US tell me that their plants have very little fragrance, but the fragrance is one of the first things i notice when i walk into the garden during a bloom. Perhaps the plants in the US have been genetically altered or crossbred, this is only a guess. I found my plant growing in a garden located in the foothills of the Volcan de Colima (Fuego) close to where i live. The vine also grows wild in various other parts of Mexico (like the El Tajin region of Veracruz). I asked for and was given a cutting and it took off beautifully. Also, there is a gardener in Pakistan who is able to grow this vine from the seeds it produces. I have a gardener friend who lives in Illinois (zone 5) who is determined to grow this plant. She found one to purchase in a nursery and is growing it in a container that she can take inside during the winters there. This is an experiment still in progress, and i hope it is going to work for her. Like Takiyyah (lovesblooms), i was surprised to come across a vine with daisy-like flowers, but it is definitely an Asteraceae. Ain't life grand? Thank you all for your comments and welcomes.

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