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A native of eastern India and Bangladesh, this vigorous twiner will grow 30 ft (9 m) or more into the treetops, but can be trained over a post or stump and kept trimmed to a moundlike form. A dense white down covers both young stems and leaf undersides. The leaves are ovate-cordate, to 1 foot across, white tomentose beneath with lateral veins conspicuous on the undersides. Tight clusters of trumpet-shaped bright pink flowers about 2 in (5 cm) across on pedicels to 6 inches long appear among the foliage in spring and summer. In a tropical climate cultivation is simple, the plants making very vigorous growth in a sunny position in moist soil. In cooler climates they can be grown in a sunny conservatory, but due to their rampant growth will need frequent cutting back. Propagate from seed or cuttings. Used medicinally in India. The roots and seeds of Elephant Creeper have been used as a support of the nervous system, a geriatric tonic and mild aphrodisiac. The whole plant is reported to have purifying properties. It is also taken to help maintain healthy joints.
Gorgeous, herbaceous climber related to the Morning Glory. Blooms in the evening and grows wild in the tropics of both hemispheres. Calonyction Aculeatum is the most common kind; It can reach a height of 15 feet or more. It's covered with lovely leaves and white, fragrant flowers that resemble trumpets, up to 6 inches across. Calonyctions (Moonflowers) are able to thrive as perennials outside in the far South only. Otherwise, they may be grown in greenhouses, or started early inside and transferred outdoors later to live as Potting in a greenhouse needs a minimum winter temperature of 45f degrees. They can be planted in large pots or tubs or a prepared bed of soil. The soil mixture to use should consist of two parts loam, one part peat moss or leaf mold, and one part of well-decayed manure with a liberal amount of sand added. The shoots should be trained to a trellis or wires that are attached to the roof or wall of the greenhouse. In the early spring, the soil should be top-dressed with rich compost and wiry shoots are cut out to prevent the plant from becoming crowded. Water should be given abundantly from April to September and liquid fertilizer should be applied once in a while if necessary; the remainder of the year, water sparingly, only when the soil is dry.
They are annual or perennial herbaceous vines, bines and (a few species of) woody shrubs, growing to 0.3–3 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, and the flowers trumpet-shaped, mostly white or pink, but blue, violet, purple or yellow in some species.
Vigorous, easy to grow annual (or perennial, semi to fully deciduous in winter) groundcover useful for covering large areas in open, sunny sites in well-drained soil. The silver gray foliage has a metallic appearance in the sun and grows to about 3–4 inches tall. It will cascade down and over giving the illusion of a waterfall. Excellent added to mixed containers or creates a stunning basket plant on its own.
USDA Zone 10b
These plants are annual and perennial herbs and shrubs.
Ipomoea abrupta is endemic to Western Australia. The flowers are 10 cm across and pink with a dark throat in the centre of the trumpet shaped flowers.
Plants grow most actively in the wet season and die back in the dry season.
It needs a well drained soil and a sunny position.
Rare in cultivation, this is a small size tree, but very rapidly growing 6-10 ft in a year! So you can have a mature specimen within 1-2 years. This caudiciform tropical tree is mostly found in Mexico. It has pretty white or cream flowers that are funnel-shaped. Flowers are major nectar sources for bats, hummingbirds, and bees.
This sought after "Golden Sweet Potato Vine" is a landscaper's dream. Gorgeous golden/purple foliage is easy to grow and will bring vibrant color and life to your container or garden edges. Hardy Zone 10 and higher Full sun, grows to 6" in container, trailing in habit, minimum temperature 60F. Ipomoea batatas is easily propagated by stem cuttings and by division of the tubers.
Its striking pink, white and green foliage attracts much attention when used in the garden border or patio container. A vining Sweet Potato, its vigorous growth will amaze you. Hardy Zone 10 and higher Full sun, grows to 6" in container, trailing in habit, minimum temperature 60°F.
Perennial trailing or climbing vine to 15FT. Stems hairless, readily set roots when in touch with the earth. Leaves hairless to 3" long with 5-7 lobes, middle lobe the largest. Flowers purple, pink or whitish pink, to 2" across, solitary or in groups of 2-3. Fruit a 4-valved capsule, about 1cm across, each valve with 1 seed. Seed with wispy hairs attached.