Pink Trumpet Vine (Podranea ricasoliana)

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Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12-20 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet to 5 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and mauve
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by GordonHawk (Brooklyn , New York) on Aug 12, 2012 11:08 PM

a strong strong grower..

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Posted by ceci (La Plata, ARGENTINA) on Mar 31, 2013 7:28 AM

It is a very good grower. It blooms al the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Hummingbirds love it!

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Posted by LindaTX8 (Medina Co., TX - Zone 8a) on Mar 31, 2013 1:49 PM

I had one of these for several years. Beautiful blooms and can take our high heat. However, it's not extremely cold hardy. One winter it got really cold and it succumbed. I've heard 25° to 30° on its hardiness, but mine survived temps lower than 25° before that front that got into the mid-teens finally wiped it out. I never saw my hummingbirds nectaring at that plant, but maybe it depends on the species of hummingbird.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Aug 27, 2014 9:40 AM

I've only grown Podranea ricasoliana for about two and a half years now and it's one of my favorites! Although many places list it as evergreen, it will lose leaves during cold snaps here in my zone 9 Florida garden. It seems to be a very hardy vine and grows abundantly during our warm, humid summer. My plant is container grown. Podranea does not produce tendrils for climbing, so I have it tied to a trellis for support. My plant is located on the east side of the house, where it gets morning and early afternoon sun. It blooms nonstop from early summer through fall. Podranea prefers a well-draining potting medium and full sun to partially shady conditions. It is fairly drought tolerant once established, takes well to pruning, and produces beautiful and fragrant pink blooms.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On August 3, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On July 11, 2014 Potted up
piksihk On June 11, 2014 Obtained plant
lovesblooms On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
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