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Dalechampia dioscoreifolia - Purple Wings Vine Flower


Dalechampia dioscoreifolia - Purple Wings Vine Flower (Dalechampia dioscoreifolia - Purple Wings Vine)

My Purple Wings vine had taken off this year. It's growing through the lattice on the side of my shade structure in the front yard. Photo taken Sept. 23, 2011.



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Ouh, I like this one!!!

30 Sep, 2011

 

Beautiful leaf color and splendid picture

30 Sep, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Yes, it's a very interesting vine. It's a fairly new introduction into California. It appears to grow very well and fast. It's a native of Costa Rica...and there's a lot of ambiguity to its hardiness at this point. I'm guessing it going to be pretty tender. I've read there's many growing in southern California and thriving.

30 Sep, 2011

 

Rayd2b:

Thanks! :>)

30 Sep, 2011

 

Hmm, I'll wait and see how it grows by you...There are only so many plants that will fit in my house!!

30 Sep, 2011

 

The head certified nurseryman at my favorite nursery said: his vine grows well and blooms 356 days a year here in San Diego. I have a feeling this vine is as hardy as Bougainvillea.

1 Oct, 2011

 

Oh, that's fantastic. Nothing bothers Bougainvillea's here. Now to find one....

1 Oct, 2011

 

This is my unproven guess, that this vine is as hardy as Bougainvillea. It can't be proven here where I live because my climate is too mild to damage these plants.

2 Oct, 2011

 

I'll take your word for it!!!

3 Oct, 2011

 

What a stunning colour...

3 Oct, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

I have a really good feeling if you grow this vine...it'll do very well in your climate.

4 Oct, 2011

 

what a little stunner...

7 Oct, 2011

 

Dottydaisy2; Sandra:

Thanks! :>)

7 Oct, 2011



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