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Senecio confusus

Mexican flame vine

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Features

  • BloomsJune to November
  • Height4m to 6m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourOrange then red

Description

Senecio confusus (Mexican flame vine). This is an evergreen climber with flowers which appear in early summer to late autumn, and are daisy-like with rayed petals and large flowering heads of deep yellow-orange.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Vine

Origin

Mexico to Honduras

Interest and use

Climbing, privacy, greenhouse

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They should be grown in fertile well-drained soil. They are frost-tender to fully frost-hardy plants.

Propagation

You can propagate the shrubs and climbers by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, and the annuals by seed in spring and the perennials by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, grey mould, powdery mildew, leaf spots and red spider mites.

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