Rangoon creeper

bluehaven_gweb(8)April 25, 2014

Anyone grow rangoon creeper vine. Do they survive the winters.

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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

They've come back from the roots for many years in San Antonio.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 10:32AM
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ruthz

I've had one in a pot for a few years that I grew from seeds.
It never bloomed and I haven't seen any signs of green yet this year.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 10:35AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Where are you wanting to grow this . Dallas too cold . A yes for san Antonio. I had one in Austin but out here in the hills outside of Austin , it was killed. I think the dirt needs to be fairly rich and water can not be xeric. I watered mine once a week in Austin during summers. MMMM. The smell was great. I miss my vine.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 5:49PM
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bluehaven_gweb(8)

I am in Houston. I went ahead bought the single bloom vine from the local nursery. Do anyone know if it'll flower the first year of planting. I hope it survives here.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 8:09PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I think it is a lover of humid heat. Rangoon is in Myamar, Burma.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 9:30PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

It will survive. It's a strong plant. Mine did not bloom the first year nor the second year, but it only got a couple of hours of full sun. Discouraged and not having a better place for it I dug it up and gave it to a friend who forgot about it and it died in the pot.

A full year later it surprised me by coming back -- I guess from a piece of root. It made a beautiful thickly foliaged plant, but took another two years for it to bloom with it's sweet tropically scented flowers, which start out almost white and then turn red.

I've since freed up a sunnier spot for it and moved it this past winter so am expecting great things. It proved to be fairly drought tolerant after it was established doing fine on a once a week deep watering. It's not like you've got to run out and water it every day or it wilts. It was fertilized with a couple of the large Fertilome pellets once in the spring. Nurseries sell them for about .25 each.

Photo of plant and flowers in it's too shady location. It makes a big plant so give it room. Nothing ever tried to eat it, not even the deer ...

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 10:16PM
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surfbreeze(9 TX)

Beautiful and fragrant! Just make sure you have something strong for it to grow up on. I love this vine when the breeze blows through it and carries its fragrance..

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 7:53AM
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bluehaven_gweb(8)

Thank you all. That's a beautiful plant you have roselee. I am excited about the small plant I've bought. Hope it does well.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 11:12PM
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beachplant(9b)

it should bloom first year in Houston. Watch it down here, it can be very invasive, like pull down a tree invasive.
Tally Ho!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 12:35PM
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