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Allamanda cathartica

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By Meanie


Allamanda cathartica (Allamanda cathartica)

Taken Tuesday at Oxfords botanic gardens.
First flowers that I've seen on it this year.



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i like that,

5 Oct, 2012

 

You wouldn't if you lived in tropical climes where it can potentially get invasive!

I love it too!

5 Oct, 2012

 

i cant imagine anything like that being invasive ~ shows you what kind of garden and weather i have here!!

nettles grow well ~ i wonder if some exotic country would like to put some of my nettles in their botanical gardens?

5 Oct, 2012

 

Sticki - here's the Allamanda at the Eden Project............

http://bit.ly/OJ4DfN

6 Oct, 2012

 

It reminds me of Lagos...that and bougainvillea...they were everywhere!

6 Oct, 2012

 

I like this Karen, but overly keen on Bougainvillea..............

6 Oct, 2012

 

It's looking very good! Yes, in the tropics it grows extremely fast. It grows fast here, also. My Allamanda 'Cherries Jubilee' has grown so very quickly with the very hot weather. I actually had to cut it back, already. It's been blooming constantly with many flowers!

Is Bougainvillea not available for sale there?
Bougainvillea is a dime a dozen here in California...so cheap!

7 Oct, 2012

 

ah, i see what you mean!

7 Oct, 2012

 

Bougainvillea is fairly common here Delonix. I trust that Cherries Jubilee is not what you would call a problem yet?

Quite amazing eh Sticki!

7 Oct, 2012

 

it just looks too exotic to be such a prolific climber!

7 Oct, 2012

 

Sticki - it is exotic, growing in exotic conditions! Not one for the garden sadly (or I would be overrun with them)!

7 Oct, 2012

 

definitely wouldnt grow in my garden! although i do have a passionflower on the fence!!

7 Oct, 2012

 

Allamanda 'Cherries Jubilee' is not a problem as far as it's not going to die from cold, yet!

Bougainvillea is grown as an annual there?

8 Oct, 2012

 

Just ordered some Passiflora seeds Sticki. Passiflora vitifolia.

More of a conservatory plant here Delonix...........

8 Oct, 2012

 

ooh the red one!!! that will be interesting! will you grow that indoors?

8 Oct, 2012

 

It'll need to be undercover for the winter................

8 Oct, 2012

 

lets hope its not a bad one or you will have to buy it a quilt!

8 Oct, 2012

 

Meanie:

You must grow the little shrubby types of Bougainvillea like the variety 'Rosenka'. This is a very common ground cover variety here in California.

8 Oct, 2012

 

They tend to be the ones that I see around here, although the "climbing" types are common enough online.

8 Oct, 2012

 

Yes, there's the dwarfs, the shrubby types and the very large climbing types which can grow up a very tall tree.

There's some very interesting varieties I've been seeing around, which I've never seen before. I'll have to get some pics.

8 Oct, 2012

 

Not my favourite thing TBH..............

8 Oct, 2012

 

What's TBH?

9 Oct, 2012

 

To be honest.....................

9 Oct, 2012

 

I guess you haven't seen very large, full-grown and in full-flower Bougainvillea vines or shrubs. They're spectacular! I can't imagine living in a place that doesn't have millions around!

I don't have any large ones (anymore)because of the large thorns.

9 Oct, 2012

 

I have many times, but they still leave me cold.

9 Oct, 2012

 

Wow! I love them...just not in my yard. lol!

9 Oct, 2012

 

I really like this so beauiful.

19 Dec, 2012

 

One of my favourite (tropical) vines Scotkat.

20 Dec, 2012



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