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Does anyone recognise this plant?

  • Does anyone recognise this plant?

A friend of my Dad's gave me a cutting of this scrambling vine from his garden in Cornwall. He had no idea what it is and nor do I. It hasn't flowered so I think it's foilage only & it is somewhat tender. The good news is... it grows like a weed - since spring it grew from 2 inches to about 5ft. Cuttings take really easily - no skill at all required! So If current batch of cuttings survive the winter, will have some to share next year. Grateful for any possible names or pointers in the right direction. Cheers all.

Comments (5)

  1. Grower

    Jim Edwards

    Could be parthenocissus veitchii

  2. Grower

    Russ n Paul

    Dear Jim, Thanks for the suggestion. I can see why you think it is. But definitely not a Boston Ivy. The leaves are actually a bit more fleshy and as are the new shoots coming out the leaf joints. I have another photo here which I will attach. Thanks for bothering to suggest something. It is appreciated. The little yellow flower in the background does not belong to it. It is a climbing dicentra scandens...Got seeds and a couple of cuttings so should have spare in spring.

    • Does anyone recognise this plant?
  3. Grower

    Rob Johnson, Green & Furry pet and garden care

    Senecio tamoildes or a similar climbing senecio . Known as Canary vines or creepers, not to be confused with tropeolum peregrina, they aren't hardy outside Cornwall, so no worries about it taking over the garden, having said that, I've seen it 16 miles or so away in Swansea swamping a small back yard...... Little or no frost in winter there.

  4. Grower

    Russ n Paul

    Dear Rob.Thanks so much for the name. Looked it up and it is exactly that.Can't wait for it to flower. Hopefully next year!. I in the greenhouse for winter but now what I know what it is I will look up its care...As I said I have got some cuttings.... given they live... if you want one when rooted you are welcome.

  5. Grower

    Rob Johnson, Green & Furry pet and garden care

    Actually I probably wouldn't mind one if possible, at the risk of sounding a bit cheeky, as it may be ok wintering in the front garden, and no one seems to offer it, so thanks for the offer if not, glad to be of help.I am sure there is something here that I have too many of that are also a bit odd, especially in spring when I always get surprised with just what grows for me, as well as what doesn't! The cuttings should be ok if they are kept on the dry side, especially in winter, say like pelargoniums.
    It should flower next year, they look ragwort-like, but that's ok, I think ragworts are very pretty, and this plant puts on a great display. Once again, Happy to help.


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