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Bougainvillea ’Ada’s Joy’
Viewed 2753 times since Fri, Mar 16, 2012
Bougainvillea ‘Ada's Joy' A long flowering bougainvillea with the loveliest light pink calyces which look great in pots and in the garden. They need a sunny position and well drained soil. As the case is with all bougainvilleas too... Read More
Bougaunvillea ‘Tropical Rainbow’
Viewed 3638 times since Fri, Mar 16, 2012
  Bougaunvillea ‘Tropical Rainbow' This compact semi-deciduous shrub or semi-climber has cream and green leaves with new growth appearing in rose-pink and the brightest cerise bracts. It is an excellent... Read More
Clerodendrum thomsoniae
Viewed 6061 times since Wed, Mar 21, 2012
Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding heart, Glory bower) The genus Clerodendrum consists of numerous trees, shrubs and climbers that originate largely in tropical and sub-tropical Asia and Africa. Many attractive garden plants grown in South Africa... Read More
Distictis buccinatoria 1
Viewed 4454 times since Fri, Apr 13, 2012
Distictis buccinatoria   Mexican blood trumpet This showy climber from Mexico was planted extensively by local gardeners during the latter half of the last century. Today it appears to have fallen from grace and no longer maintains the... Read More
Gelsemium sempervirens
Viewed 2622 times since Mon, Mar 12, 2012
Gelsemium sempervirens   (Carolina jasmine or Evening trumpet)   This plant is a light and quick-growing evergreen climber that clings by twining its slender stems around the means of support. It grows naturally in the southern... Read More
Jasminum multipartitum
Viewed 3831 times since Fri, Aug 24, 2012
Jasminum multipartitum (Starry wild jasmine) Type: Evergreen shrub up to 3m. Form: Creeping or bushy (train long shoots can be trained over archways or along fences or it can be clipped into a handsome shrub or hedge plant). Flowers:... Read More
Jasminum polyanthum
Viewed 3071 times since Thu, Aug 30, 2012
Jasminum polyanthum Chances are that if there's a lovely, sweet fragrance wafting over from the neighbour's garden at this time of the year it is coming from the Jasmine. Plant one now and next spring your garden will smell gorgeous too... Read More
Jasminum sambac
Viewed 4478 times since Fri, Aug 31, 2012
Jasminum sambac (Arabian jasmine) The heavy, exotic and enticing scent of this fabulously voluptuous sprawling scrambler (it is more a climber than a shrub) headily draws my attention in the hot afternoons. I find myself picking a spray of... Read More
Mandevilla ‘My Fair Lady’
Viewed 10605 times since Tue, May 28, 2013
Mandevilla 'My Fair Lady'   Mandevilla ‘My Fair Lady' is a semi-creeper with white flowers that have light yellow throats. It is ideal for pots and hanging baskets. Mature size about 50 x 50 cm. If your pergola, trellis,... Read More
Mandevilla sanderi ‘Sundaville Red’ var. Sunmandecrim
Viewed 19052 times since Mon, Mar 12, 2012
Mandevilla sanderi ‘Sundaville Red' var. Sunmandecrim Launched on the local market about two years ago, this Mandevilla – commonly called the red bush Dipladenia – has been a phenomenal hit, and is already gracing many gardens in... Read More
Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Alice Du Pont’
Viewed 3882 times since Tue, May 28, 2013
Mandevilla x amabilis 'Alice Du Pont'   Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Alice Du Pont' is a large creeper with dark green, leathery leaves and large, bright pink flowers. If your pergola, trellis, garden arch or wire fence is... Read More
Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Coconut Ice’
Viewed 4737 times since Tue, May 28, 2013
Mandevilla x amabilis 'Coconut Ice'   Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Coconut Ice' has produces white to light pink flowers. If your pergola, trellis, garden arch or wire fence is still bare because you can't decide what... Read More
Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Moonlight Parfait’
Viewed 7827 times since Tue, May 28, 2013
Mandevilla x amabilis 'Moonlight Parfait'   Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Moonlight Parfait' is exceptional, semi-double pink buds that are white with pink throats when opened. It is a very willing bloomer with a long flowering... Read More
Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Pink Parfait’
Viewed 3928 times since Fri, Mar 16, 2012
Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Pink Parfait' Mandevillas (formerly Dipladenia) are amongst the most free flowering of all the ornamental climbers. Mandevilla x amabilis ‘Pink Parfait' has with distinctive, double petalled, tubular... Read More
Mandevilla x amoena ‘Alice du Pont’
Viewed 4734 times since Mon, Mar 12, 2012
Mandevilla x amoena ‘Alice du Pont' Previously Dipladenia splendens, this climber is a woody-stemmed, twining creeper with large, leathery, leaves with a wrinkled or ruffled surface. It is of garden or hybrid origin, bred from species... Read More
Mandeville laxa (Chilean jasmine)
Viewed 15446 times since Tue, May 28, 2013
Mandevilla laxa (Chilean jasmine)   Mandevilla laxa (Chilean jasmine) is a delicate deciduous creeper with sweetly-scented white flowers. If your pergola, trellis, garden arch or wire fence is still bare because you can't decide... Read More
Pandorea jasminoides ‘Charisma’
Viewed 6157 times since Tue, May 28, 2013
Pandorea jasminoides 'Charisma'   Pandorea jasminoides ‘Charisma' has irregular green and cream variegated foliage, and soft pink flowers with a dark pink throat. This plant genus, which comprises only six species of... Read More
Pandorea jasminoides ‘Lady Di’
Viewed 5234 times since Tue, May 28, 2013
  Pandorea jasminoides 'Lady Di' Pandorea jasminoides ‘Lady Di' has dark green foliage and large white flowers with a creamy yellow throat. This plant genus, which comprises only six species of woody evergreen climbers,... Read More
Pandorea jasminoides ‘Rosea’
Viewed 6185 times since Tue, May 28, 2013
Pandorea jasminoides 'Rosea' Pandorea jasminoides ‘Rosea' has dark green foliage and light pink flowers with a striking, dark pink throat. This plant genus, which comprises only six species of woody evergreen climbers, is... Read More
Pandorea jasminoides ‘Southern Belle’
Viewed 3560 times since Tue, May 28, 2013
Pandorea jasminoides 'Southern Belle'   Pandorea jasminoides ‘Southern Belle' has glossy, dark green foliage and bright pink flowers. This plant is a more compact grower than the others. It makes a good candidate as an... Read More
Success with Clematis
Viewed 5755 times since Tue, Aug 14, 2012
Success with Clematis When one browses through magazines and gardening books, especially those from the UK, the pictures of Clematis are always inspiring. These beautiful climbers seem to clamber everywhere and anywhere, filling us with envy. Yet we... Read More
Trachelospermum Jasminoides
Viewed 5705 times since Fri, May 31, 2013
Trachelospermum Jasminoides   Gardening authors use words such as ‘fragrant', ‘pest-free', ‘low maintenance' and ‘water-saving' when they summarise the qualities of Trachelospermum jasminoides ... Read More
Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Chameleon’
Viewed 4025 times since Fri, May 31, 2013
Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Chameleon' Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Chameleon' is an exceptional cultivar that is not grown for its flowers but rather for its outstanding foliage. The mature foliage is a rich dark green... Read More
Wisteria sinensis
Viewed 5138 times since Thu, Aug 30, 2012
Wisteria sinensis This Plant Profile features Wisteria sinensis and its close relatives. W. sinensis is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular climbing plants found growing in gardens in temperate climates around the globe. A genus of about ten... Read More