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Dalechampia dioscoreifolia - Purple Wings Vine Flower


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

A close up of this Costa Rican native's flowers. Photo taken Nov. 29, 2011.



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Lovely colour :o)))

30 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks, Palmate! :>)

30 Nov, 2011

 

Wow!!....very striking:-))

30 Nov, 2011

 

I really like this one Delonix.....the more pictures you post the more I like it.

30 Nov, 2011

 

That's a nice plant.

30 Nov, 2011

 

An amazing colour....

30 Nov, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

I'll have to see if this vine produces seed. If so, I may send you some. :>)

1 Dec, 2011

 

Pimpernel; Dottydaisy2:

Thanks! :>)

1 Dec, 2011

 

That's gorgeous, Delonix...how hardy is it?

1 Dec, 2011

 

Like this a lot! :)

1 Dec, 2011

 

Karenfranceafrica:

Not sure. It native to tropical Costa Rica. I know people in San Diego grow them...and they bloom all year.

2 Dec, 2011

 

Plantoholic:

Thanks! It's a very likable vine! lol! :>)

2 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks Delonix.

2 Dec, 2011

 

Lovely shot and what a smashing colour.

5 Dec, 2011

 

Lucky you! Mine was ripped to shread by hungry wallabies! It's coming back slowly, but of course I haven't seen any blooms for ages now.

6 Dec, 2011

 

Bernieh:

That's horrible! :>(

My vine has been a lot more vigorous than I wanted, hopefully it'll slow down. It's bloomed consistently as long as I've had it, however, it's not super floriferous!

6 Dec, 2011

 

I'm hoping to get mine into the ground, once the pergola has been re-constructed. Hopefully it will climb up over the pergola and finally put on a display of blooms.

6 Dec, 2011

 

It should cover your pergola in no time at all.

Mine was put into the ground around mid-July and has covered the side laths on my shade structure. I may possibly allow it to crawl up to the roof laths...I'm just hoping it won't attract too many bugs!

6 Dec, 2011

 

That's great to hear, Andy. I was just heart-broken when we had to chop down the Jasmine and the Hibiscus schizopetalus to stumps in order for the old pergola to be removed. It will take some time for them to reach the size they were, and I'll be able to add some more plants once the whole structure has been re-constructed. Hopefully the Dalechampia will take off as quickly as you say it can.

6 Dec, 2011

 

Others in California are having the same very quick-growing results with Purple Wings vine, as me.

7 Dec, 2011



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