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Camptosema grandiflora, Crista-De-Galo, Dwarf Red Jade Vine, Brazilian Red Jade Vine

Camptosema grandiflora

Crista-De-Galo, Dwarf Red Jade Vine, Brazilian Red Jade Vine
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

If you always wanted to own THE Red Jade Vine, here is your chance! This amazing eye-catcher is closely related to Red Jade Vine, however, it is much hardier than the ultra-tropical Mucuna benettii! It is a spectacular fast-growing vine from Brazil with long pendulous chains of fiery bright red flowers. Heavy vine, it needs large trellis or pagoda. An arbor is ideal so that the brilliant flowering racemes can hang down from the ceiling. Blooms in fall and winter. Prune heavily in spring after flowering. Give full or partial sun with adequate moisture and fertilizer. It is very easy to grow, can tolerate some drought and light frost.

Sometimes miss-identified as a Mucuna species. Close related to Mucuna benetti. however it is much more cold hardier.

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