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Podranea ricasoliana - Pink Trumpet Vine in Balboa Park, San Diego


Podranea ricasoliana - Pink Trumpet Vine in Balboa Park, San Diego (Podranea ricasoliana - Pink Trumpet Vine)

It's not too common to see this vine blooming in the middle of winter. I guess the 80ºF/27ºC - 90ºF/32ºC. weather we've been having the last 4 days caused it to bloom. I think this vine thinks it's summer already. Photo taken Jan. 17, 2010.



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They need short days to bloom. Unfortunately, our recent frost did for our flower buds. Likely no more bloom until next fall.

18 Jan, 2011

 

Tugbrethil:

This vine doesn't need short days to bloom...it blooms all summer long. I had one for many years...it bloomed from spring - fall...with peak bloom in summer.

18 Jan, 2011

 

They are so pretty and lovely shape too.

18 Jan, 2011

 

Wonderful colours :o)

18 Jan, 2011

 

Wow, Delonix! It never blooms before September or after March, here in the Valley of the Sun. The heat must have more effect than I thought.

18 Jan, 2011

 

Sixpence, Terratoonie:

Thanks! :>)

18 Jan, 2011

 

Tugbrethil:

It is a very heat-tolerant vine...however, when you have 105ºF/41ºC temps at 1 or 2 a.m...and temps rarely falling below 95ºF/35ºC. for many months...I think it has major affects on the flowering.

18 Jan, 2011

 

I do know that the Cape Honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) can bloom year-round in your area, while it blooms the same as the Podranea here. It does produce tiny flower buds that abort, in summer.

18 Jan, 2011

 

Tugbrethil:

Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria capensis) does bloom all year here...however, it's heaviest bloom is in the fall, winter months here in San Diego.

18 Jan, 2011



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