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Podranea ricasoliana

Pink trumpet vine

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to July
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourRich green

Description

Podranea ricasoliana (Pink trumpet vine). This climber produces dark green, fern-like leaves which consist of up to 11 finely serrated lance-shaped to rounded leaflets. The flowers will bloom from spring until autumn they produce light pink, funnel-shaped flowers with red markings which appear on branched terminal clusters.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Vine

Origin

S. Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their foxglove-like flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in partial-shade in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. You will to water liberally during there growth period.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or from seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites and mealy bugs under glass.

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