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Mucuna benettii, Mucuna bennettii, Mucuna warburgii, Mucuna albertisii, Mucuna novoguineensis, Red Jade Vine, New Guinea Creeper

Mucuna benettii, Mucuna bennettii, Mucuna warburgii, Mucuna albertisii, Mucuna novoguineensis

Red Jade Vine, New Guinea Creeper
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: New Guinea
Vine or creeperFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Amazing long cascading clusters of brilliant red flowers chained together to form a 3' to 4' long raceme of splendour. It's much rarer than its distant cousin (blue/green jade vine) but is very popular in gardens that accommodate this vine. Origin is New Guinea but flourishes in tropical to semi tropical regions as well. A must for the serious collector! Roots must be in shade. A very large, woody climber. Vivid scarlet or flame colored, in a long inflorence. Can be used to climb a large tree or a very large pergola. A magnificent vine, one you will never forget once you have seen it! Just remember, it does need room to spread.

More cold hardy than Green Jade Vine (Strongylodon).


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