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Tecomaria


Tecomaria

blooming mid September



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Welcome to GoY.
Enjoy.

22 Sep, 2008

 

hi wendy welcome to GOY

22 Sep, 2008

 

What is the correct pronunciation of this plant?
Is it tekko maria (like the female name)

Is it teeko maria (like the female name)

Or does it rhyme with Persicaria ?

sounding like teekomaria ,or tekkomaria?

Don't worry, Wendylillie,
my questions aren't usually this complicated. :o)

22 Sep, 2008

 

Welcome Wendylillie, this is gorgeous! Is it a climber? Love the trumpet flowers.

22 Sep, 2008

 

Beautiful! Welcome.

23 Sep, 2008

 

Hi Wendy.
I hope you enjoy GOY.
Welcome.
All the best, Hywel.

23 Sep, 2008

 

Thank you all for your warm welcome. I don't know the correct pronunciation but I call it (tekkomaria to rhyme persicaria) Terratoonie and no it is not a climber Janey but it is throwing out long shoots so might well cover a fence or similar quite quickly if tied in. I first saw it in Spain, where it was covering fences, when visiting my daughter who was living there at the time and brought home the cutting which had not grown a great deal until this year and has not flowered before.
I particularly enjoy a challenge and trying unusual plants from seed with varied success.

23 Sep, 2008

 

Hi there
it is gorgeous!
Apparently it is Tecomaria Capensis-Cape Honeysuckle-but reminds me of Aeschynanthus otherwise lipstick plant! which never stays in flower long enough,
are you growing it indoors?
Regards
Arlene

23 Sep, 2008

 

Wendylillie :
Thanks for the pronunciation.
I shall say Tecomaria your way from now on. :o)

23 Sep, 2008

 

It is growing outside Arlene in a pot although I think success may be due to it rooting through the bottom. Agree flowers are a bit like lipstick plant I have had no success with Protea (seeds) either and My Strelitzia has never flowered as yet

24 Sep, 2008

 

hi Wendy
You may have to wrap it up particularly if it has it's roots outside and can'tbe moved We usually are quite mild here in Swansea but the temp went down to -6 last year..Perhaps we can do a cutting swap next year?
I think the Strelitzias have to reach a certain size before they flower,I have a couple of smallish ones and they haven't flowered either.
Best of luck with it!
Arlene

24 Sep, 2008

 

This actually reminds me very much of a Bignonia i had in Spain. It was grown as a standard but left to its own devises would have been an arching shrub, a bit like a Plumbago. The orange flowers and leaves are nearly identical.

24 Sep, 2008

 

wELCOME

30 Sep, 2008

 

I will be posting more pictures soon. I am particularly pleased with Ginger Lily blooming now also Ornithogolum Arabica, Scadoxus and Eucharis. Thanks for warm welcome from you all. I also plan to add a link to my website which I am busy updating at the moment

30 Sep, 2008



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