Alamo Vine

ruthzOctober 6, 2011

Two summers and still no flowers.

Is this vine worth trying to overwinter again?

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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Weird I heard those things took over the world. I'm sorry your flower didn't flower.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2011 at 1:58PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

mine blooms quite nicely. Except this year with the drought.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 11:33AM
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I had one that reseeded itself every year and bloomed profusely, but was not invasive.

This spring not one plant emerged.

Last week when I was weeding I jerked up a stray plant.
As soon as as it was in my hand I recognized it as alamo vine. It was the only one that I saw. Maybe one more will volunteer.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 1:55PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

mine is a perennial in 8a- 8b. Have you tried mulching it to get it to come back? There is a relative of it that is yellow good for Zone 9. I am trying to get some seeds. very hard. Another one of those American Natives that is only available for sale in aEurope.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 2:26AM
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I haven't mulched.
I grew the vine from seeds last spring.
I overwintered it in the MS greenhouse.
I have it in a pot and it's about 4' or 5'tall.
The vine seems healthy but just no flowers yet.
Maybe I'll plant it inground.
Do you know the name of the yellow one?
I could add it to my want list.
I usually join a couple of Round Robin swaps a year.
Maybe someone would have it.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 9:11AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

This one is very hard to come by. I am having to work hard for this one or I will have to do a order to a Seed bank in FRANCE and their minimum order is $150. I could get it from Thomsan and morgan in England MAYBE. That page has me totally confused. I found a wholesale nursery in Arizona that sells plants but I want one plant and I am in Texas. i will call and see if they ship to any stores in Austin and have them ship me in one. It is regionally available at the Desert Botanical Museum but they don't ship. Oh the name is Merremia aurea. I found a trader but he is very specific in his wants. My eyes are burning from googling. This one is native to the Baja peninsula. This is on many recommended species list for desert regions, but no one sells seeds.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 1:40AM
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