Sollya heterophylla, Bluebell Creeper

Sollya heterophylla

Bluebell Creeper
Family: Pittosporaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowers

Sollya heterophylla is a slender vine or creeper native to Australia. It can grow anywhere from a small shrub, 2-5 feet tall, to a long, trailing vine reaching up to 20 feet in length. It thrives in full sun to semi-shade, and requires moderate water in order to maintain its lush foliage.

The showy blooms of Sollya heterophylla are a delight to behold during the warmer months. Each flower is bell-shaped and can be found in a variety of colors, ranging from deep-pink to white and off-white, blue, lavender, and purple. During the fall, the flowers are replaced by small, black berries.

Sollya heterophylla is a hardy plant, capable of surviving in both hot and cold climates. It will mature in USDA Zones 9-11, and is cold hardy to at least the lower 30s F for a short time. For those growing Sollya heterophylla in colder climates, it is best to keep it in a pot and bring it indoors during periods of extreme cold. In the pot, ensure that the soil is well-drained and the plant is watered regularly.

Overall, Sollya heterophylla is an ideal choice for those looking to add a unique and colorful touch to their landscape. With its showy flowers and hardy nature, it's sure to be a beautiful addition to yards and gardens of all sizes.

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