Here's what to do with a Crossvine

stimpy926May 26, 2009

Our south facing, hot deck. We used an umbrella for the table until now...5 years later, the vine has filled the top of the trellis.

before...May '04

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stimpy926

Forgot the name! Bignonia capreolata 'Dragon Lady'

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 2:34PM
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kayjones(Mo6b)

OMG, that's GORGEOUS!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 5:08PM
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jerryngeorgia31557(8)

I love it and would love to have some cuttings or seed. Willing to pay for postage or trade for something I have.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2009 at 7:43AM
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naturenut(Z8TX)

omg!!!! that is gorgeous!!!! my mother in law has dragon lady and tangerine beauty. i am looking for the really bright red atrosanguinea.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2009 at 11:52AM
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ghoghunter

That is drop dead gorgeous. You give me hope for my Tangerine Beauty and we planted the Dragon Lady on an arbor at our Nature Center. So in 5 years I hope ours looks like yours!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2009 at 3:53PM
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marymd7

Lovely. Bignonia is such an under-used vine.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2009 at 8:10AM
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june_2007

Where can I buy it? It's beautiful!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2009 at 12:13AM
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mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)

I recently purchased one of these Crossvines,"Dragon Lady" (gal container) at Home Depot for seven dollars so you might want to check your big box stores for availability.

It had several vines of about 24-30 inches and has been planted a week. It already has put out several new 6 inch shoots! I expected it would take a while for it to settle in before it began showing any growth. Currently, the days here are running high 90's to 100 yesterday with high humidity and the planting spot gets about six hours of mid day sun. I amended the soil with oak leaf mold/compost and then top-dressed the root ball with leaf mold to try and keep the roots cooler in this heat.

My thanks to the original poster who provided the lovely photos of this vine.

Mary

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 3:00PM
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tpj207(7a)

Does anybody have any seeds/plants for Bignonia capreolata 'Dragon Lady' crossvine? Am willing to purchase or trade with seeds of Dolichos lablab 'purple hyacinth bean vine'. Cannot seem to locate the 'Dragon Lady' crossvine anywhere. Everybody is SOLD OUT!! Need 4 plants or about 12 seeds. If anybody knows a mailorder source that has this in stock....please let me know!!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 8:56PM
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stimpy926

tpj207 - I don't recall ever seeing seeds on mine....and if it did set seed, I don't know if they'd be true or reversions to the straight species. I'd be happy to send you cuttings if you want to try rooting them. I've heard it takes 'Dragon Lady a while to set roots though.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 11:28PM
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tepelus z6a SW MI

I've been looking for 'Dragon Lady' too and can't find it, sold out. Such a beautiful vine.

Karen

    Bookmark   May 1, 2011 at 7:54AM
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gerris2

very pretty, and so cool it is winter hardy below zone 7!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 9:37AM
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danasplants(9a)

Theres a Jekyll too i have some of those seeds germingating now. I agree these are awesome vines!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 10:51AM
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karyn1(7a)

That's beautiful. I wish my Crossvine was growing in a place where a similar structure would look good. BTW I've never seen any seed pods on my vine.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 7:08AM
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