Monday, July 21, 2008

Pyrostegia venusta, Orange Trumpet Vine

Pyrostegia venusta, Orange Trumpet Vine
I have known this vibrant orange South American climber for many years even under the old name of Bignonia venusta (after Jean Paul Bignon). In milder climates it does not become rampant and will even survive light frost. It drapes itself nicely over fences ,will flower in the horizontal position on a roof and is perfect to cover arbours or those Bali Style garden pavilions.
Here it is covering a fence and brightening the mid winter streetscape.

In October 2016 I visited Bali Botanic Gardens where it is growing over a wall and it left me wondering whether it produces flowers for much of the year in the cooler tropical mountain climate of that region.

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