Vine with deep velvet red trumpet blooms

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    The local grocery store has plants out front and this time I couldn't help myself. But as usual most of the plants are not named, this one is simply called Assorted Flowering Vine.
    I do know that it is Not a Crossvine, Trumpet Vine or Cypress Vine.

    Trumpet shaped bloom with very deep red, velvety looking bloom....
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    Deep Velvety red ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )


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  3. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Yep, I believe you are right Netty, thanks again.
    I think the color is either 'Sun Parasol Crimson' or 'Scarlet Pimpernel'
    I'm thinking the 'Sun Parasol Crimson' since that is supposed to be the darker one.

    I have just the place for it too, I have a short trellis type metal piece that is waiting for a vine.
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    We grow those as house plants here, and you can put it outside? I think I'll move!
     



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  6. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    It should do fine here thru the summer but most likely won't last the winter, even one of our mild ones we get down close freezing at times.

    I am going to keep it in a large pot, then I can bring it in when needed next winter.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Droopy--The folks that live downstairs from me have had one outside in their garden last couple of years. I don't know if they then throw it away or bring it in for the winter.
    They are such lovely vines.
     
  8. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I have two pink ones and I cover the roots very good with leaves and then put lots of mulch and Bark around them.I did not do that this year and I'm not sure if they made it yet.
     
  9. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    That is a very beautiful vine, hummers will enjoy its presence ..

    :)
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I wish we had some hummers around here. The reason I bought the Dragon Lady Crossvine that is out back was for the hummingbirds but I haven't seen one in the 23 years we have lived here. :(
     
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    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    Odd,
    cause my friends in Tennessee have them.
    Not here in zone 5 yet.. Early.

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  12. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    We had dozens in the backyard of the house we were renting about 5 miles from here but nary a one here. :shrug:
     
  13. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    I was reading in a book about the birds. An they say the Male checks out the area where they will live. Females come later.

    DIdnt say how they scan it , but it is worth knowing.LOL

    Last year was a weak year for mine.. I am trying to plant lots of red flowers this time..LOL
    Red salvia is my favorite reddie.

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    I have a Dipladenia that I over wintered in my basement from last year. It is barely showing any green, but I have hope that once it is warmer, and I put it back outside, it will begin to grow again. :stew2:
    They are sold as annuals here, and I have to have one every year! They grow fast and have such pretty blooms!
     
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    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    I have brugs in the basement like that . Come back last winter, no signs yet.
    Maybe you can bring it out into the light now an see if it gets greener.

    Must be pretty.

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    Hilary Gibbons New Seed

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    Red Velvet Trumpet Vine

    I live in Crete Greece and have Mandevilla like yours.I bought them in 4in pots and now 1 year later they are both in 8in pots and around 6feet tall.They overwintered in our mediterranean climate without any problem,we have occasional frost and they were simply in amongst the other pots in the courtyard.They love to be misted before the morning sun hits them and at the moment you can almost see them growing..lovely that something so stunning is easy to care for..unlike my gardenias!
     

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