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.
Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Chameleon’ is an exceptional cultivar that is not grown for its flowers but rather for its outstanding foliage.
Gardening authors use words such as ‘fragrant’, ‘pest-free’, ‘low maintenance’ and ‘water-saving’ when they summarise the qualities of Trachelospermum jasminoides (star jasmine), but these are rather mundane descriptions of this beautiful evergreen, that don’t do it any justice.
When one browses through magazines and gardening books, especially those from the UK, the pictures of Clematis are always inspiring.
Pandorea jasminoides ‘Southern Belle’ has glossy, dark green foliage and bright pink flowers.
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 named after Pandora, who has a place in Greek mythology thanks mainly to the ancient Greek poet Hesiodin. He tells of Pandora’s origins, and how […]
Pandorea jasminoides ‘Lady Di’ has dark green foliage and large white flowers with a creamy yellow throat.
Pandorea jasminoides ‘Charisma’ has irregular green and cream variegated foliage, and soft pink flowers with a dark pink throat.
Mandevilla laxa (Chilean jasmine) is a delicate deciduous creeper with sweetly-scented white flowers.
Mandevillas (formerly Dipladenia) are amongst the most free flowering of all the ornamental climbers.