‘Southern Belle’ PBR Pandorea jasminoides Pandorea (bower vine) comes originally from Australia. It is non-invasive and ideally suited to the southern African climate. The variety ‘Southern PBR has been specially selected for its larger than normal trumpet shaped blooms, which have a dark pink throat surrounded by pastel pink. ‘Southern Belle’ PBR is suitable as a […]
Sweetheart Creeper Philodendron Scandens The Sweetheart Creeper, named for its glossy, heart-shaped leaves, is an attractive indoor climber. It will happily climb up a support like a moss pole or a wire frame. The Sweetheart Creeper will add a touch of life to your kitchen, where you can enjoy its healthy growth and cheerful habit. […]
White mandevilla and white dipladenia Known for many years as ‘Dipladenias’ in local garden jargon, Mandevillas are amongst the most prolific and free-flowering of all the woody climbers available. MANDEVILLA x amabilis ‘Alice du Pont’ is undoubtedly the best known of all of them in South Africa. The trusses of large, rose pink, trumpet-shaped flowers persist for […]
Honeysuckle Loniceras or honeysuckles, as they are commonly called, are found growing naturally in many parts of the northern hemisphere. They include over 180 different species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and climbers. Many are cultivated for their attractive, sweetlyscented flowers that are usually borne in spring and summer. The correct names for the various […]
Mexican blood trumpet Distictis buccinatoria 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 popularity of a bygone era. It is somewhat confusing as there are not that many different climbing plants […]
Dissotis canescens The cosmopolitan family Melastomataceae is a very large group of more than 3 000 species of perennials, climbers, shrubs and trees that occur mainly in the tropics of South America. One of its most well known members in ornamental horticulture is TIBOUCHINA granulosa – the purple glory tree. It occurs naturally in Brazil, […]
Bush Dipladenia Mandevilla sanderi ‘Rosea’ This is technically a slow growing climber, the bush dipladenia is usually planted in a pot and grows into a compact shrub through regular pruning and pinching. This amazing plant flowers continuously for many months from spring to the end of autumn. This is one of the most rewarding flowering […]
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.
When one browses through magazines and gardening books, especially those from the UK, the pictures of Clematis are always inspiring.
Pink Bower Vine 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 […]