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Oct 27, 2021 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Podranea ricasoliana

Podranea ricasoliana

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Oct 27, 2021 6:19 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Great banner Cal!
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Oct 27, 2021 6:28 PM CST
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I like the way the top side and underside are visible with such vibrant coloration. Beautiful banner. πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ
Oct 28, 2021 7:34 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
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A beautiful banner, Cal. I wasn't familiar with the plant, but I guess that's not surprising since it's not hardy where I live. Glad to have learned something new today. Thank You!
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Oct 28, 2021 5:10 PM CST
Name: Laurie
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Beautiful! It looks a bit like a penstemon flower, but I looked it up and this is a vine. Somewhat related to trumpet vine (Campsis radicans), which I am familiar with. This is called pink trumpet vine. Cool! Do you grow this, Cal?
Oct 29, 2021 6:25 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thanks everyone for your nice comments & thumbs. Smiling
Sorry I was not here earlier.

This is an outstanding plant!

Not really a vine with tendrils that grab onto things, but does send out very long shoots that will easily start
a new plant where ever they touch the ground.

No pests or diseases at all. No care except to prune to keep to a
manageable size. Blooms freely. Doesn't go dormant.

I had no idea it would get so large when I planted it, but now covers
a large boulder, and has started new plants 30ft away. Good to share
with neighbors.....just let it go over the fence. Green Grin!

But not difficult to keep in check, and the blooms attract hummers.

Since it is so gregarious, it grows through other plants,
e.g. a lemon, aloes, Angels Trumpet, African Tulip, &
Leucospermum, but all get along fine. Smiling
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