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Jacquemontia pentantha

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite blue purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Jacquemontia pentantha. This species is a twining climber which is rather fast growing. The leaves are heart-shaped to ovate and medium to bright green. The flowers are borne in cymes of 12 funnel-shaped white, purple-blue from the spring to the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Tropical America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Provide support and thin out by cutting back old stems to ground level in spring.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and whitefly may cause problems.

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