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May 14, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Trichosanthes kirilowii - one of the most amazing flowers I have ever seen! It's a night blooming vine and jaw dropping to watch opening. It has 'tentacles' that wave around when it starts to open. It's a solid zone 8 hardy plant - dies back and comes back bigger and better each year. Years ago I made a video of the flower opening .. it's not very good quality but I was at the mercy of my technology. I have better technology now and plan to make another video. Here's the link if you wish to see it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...


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I have to wonder what kinds of evolutionary pressures made this flower.
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May 15, 2018 11:14 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Love it! Lovey dubby

Has it shown any invasive tendencies like spreading or reseeding?
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May 15, 2018 12:23 PM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Can't reseed unless you have male and female plants. The vines themselves will run across the ground but they are easy to catch and redirect.
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May 15, 2018 6:16 PM CST
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Beautiful, I watched the video and it is amazing the opening of the bloom. Did you get this as a starter plant or from seeds? If from seeds would you care to share from where. Thanks for showing this.
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May 15, 2018 6:36 PM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Hi James, I grew these from seeds .. send me a tree mail with your address and I'll put some in the mail to you.
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May 15, 2018 7:51 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Great video!
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May 16, 2018 5:01 AM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Thanks!
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Jul 3, 2019 2:25 PM CST
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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Hi @xeramtheum, are you still growing this one? That is most unique bloom!
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