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22 November 2012

Summer Colours, Pink.
Zimbabwe creeper (Podranea brycei)

Podranea brycei or Zimbabwe Creeper is a beautiful climber, native to South Africa that produces cascading bunches of pale pink flowers, with thin lined hairy throats, hanging at the ends of the long, thin stems that grow up to 15 feet. If you lean towards the flowers you'll smell their delicate lemon scented fragrance.
It propagates from spring-sown seed or cuttings and grows rapidly, easily scaling walls or a framework.

A sunny position is preferred although too much heat, as well as too much water and mulchy soil could have a negative effect on the flowering.
At this time of the year it's still in full bloom.

Zimbabwe creeper, Podranea brycei flowers
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Zimbabwe creeper, Podranea brycei flowers cluster
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Zimbabwe creeper, Podranea brycei flowers close-up
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Zimbabwe creeper, Podranea brycei flowers against the light
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2 comments:

  1. Again, you've highlighted a wonderful plant that I'm not familiar with. It looks as though it is related to our own trumpet vines, that grow wild in our area of Oklahoma, though looks can be deceiving.

    Anyway thanks for this post - enlightening, as always.

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    1. Thanks a lot, precisely one of my next posts is going to feature trumpet vine, although I'm not sure it's the same plant that grows in your area. You’re right, Zimbabwe creeper does belong to the same family as trumpet vine, Bignoniaceae, and is sometimes called Pink Trumpet Vine.

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