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Pyrostegia venusta, Pyrostegia ignea, Bignonia venusta, Flame vine, golden shower, orange trumpet vine, Hua Pala Vine

Pyrostegia venusta, Pyrostegia ignea, Bignonia venusta

Flame vine, golden shower, orange trumpet vine, Hua Pala Vine
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Southern Brazil, Northern Argentina and Paraguay
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Pyrostegia venusta, commonly known as Flame vine, is a hardy and easy to grow vine native to Southern Brazil, Northern Argentina and Paraguay. Growing to a height of 10-15 feet (3-4.5 meters) and with a corresponding spread, this vine is an excellent choice for a pergola, trellis, or other sturdy support. The Flame vine's fragrant, vibrant flowers give it its common name; they come in two colors: deep red and crimson, or yellow and orange, and are borne profusely along the full length of the vine. Even without the flowers, its alternate, three-part leaves are attractive, particularly the one part that has been transformed into a tendril, allowing the vine its climbing ability. With its stunning blooms and attractive foliage, it's no wonder that the Flame vine is so popular for ornamental gardening.

When it comes to growing care, the Flame vine prefers to be planted in full sun, but it can also tolerate light partial shade. In terms of watering, regular watering is recommended, but the plant can also tolerate periods of moderate watering. It is suitable for growing in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11 and is mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time.

In colder regions, the Flame vine can still be grown in a pot or container and brought indoors during the winter months. When it comes to soil, the Flame vine prefers fertile, well draining soil and dislikes heavy, clayey soil. An all-purpose fertilizer should be applied regularly (approximately every two weeks) and pruning should be carried out after flowering. The plant is also toxic or poisonous to animals and should therefore be sited away from grazing areas.


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