Pandorea: Greenhouse Plants

C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F) / W – warm, minimum of 13°C (55°F)

Family: Bignoniaceae

Australia

I was not going to include these attractive climbing plants initially as I did not think they were available. However, it is possible to buy seed. Pandorea jasminioides, the Bower Plant, has attractive shiny foliage and trumpet-shaped pink flowers with darker pink centres in summer. P. pandorana (P. australis) which goes under the name of Wonga Wonga Vine has quite finely cut foliage and smaller yellow or pale pink flowers with violet spotted throats. They can be grown in pots provided they are given some support but do better when planted out, reaching up to 3 m (10 ft) or more if left unpruned. If the greenhouse has a sunnier side they should be planted in this. Attention to watering and feeding during spring and summer will pay dividends in flower production. Cuttings of half ripe wood can be taken in summer. There is a very similar genus in the same family called Podranea which interestingly enough is an anagram of Pandorea.

24. July 2013 by admin
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