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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

I found this article the other day, can I grow these in this country ?

Podranea Queen Of Sheba – Growing Pink Trumpet Vines In The Garden
Darcy Larum, 22 Jul 05:00 PM

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Are you looking for a low maintenance, quick growing vine to cover an unsightly fence or wall? Or perhaps you just want to attract more birds and butterflies in to your garden. Try a Queen of Sheba trumpet vine. Continue reading to learn more. Podranea Queen of Sheba Vine Queen of Sheba trumpet vine, also known as Zimbabwe creeper or port St. John’s creeper, is not the same as the common trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) that many of us are familiar with. Queen of Sheba trumpet vine (Podranea brycei syn. Podranea ricasoliana) is a quick growing evergreen vine in zones 9-10 that can grow up to 40 ft. With its glossy green foliage and large pink trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom from late spring to early fall, Queen of Sheba vine is a stunning addition to the garden. The pink flowers are very fragrant, and theRead this article




One of my sisters had an orange trumpet vine on the back wall of her house, south facing, for years. I think it was only lost when she was no longer fit enough to care for the garden. Beautiful plant.

25 Jul, 2016


Plant World Seeds have seeds but advise growing it in a conservatory.

25 Jul, 2016


Cammomile, Campsis radicans, the Orange trumpet vine is considered hardy throughout the UK.

25 Jul, 2016


Sorry Hank, have to be in a conservatory or given winter shelter - most of the UK is Zone 8, and where you are will certainly be Zone 8 - this plant is only hardy zone 9 upwards. Where'd you find this article, was it a British site?

Campsis radicans is hardy throughout most of the UK but, and its a big but, will only flower well if its grown in a sheltered spot with full sun, see link below

25 Jul, 2016


Thanks guys. Dammit - I thought I'd found a real winner. I guess it'll have to be the malope triffida again which I grew the year before last. They looked really nice but will need more suppore that I gave them before.

25 Jul, 2016

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