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Rangoon Creeper Vine Plant Rare Double Flora Pleno Cultivar

$19.95

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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Quisqualis or Rangoon Creeper is a woody, fast, large growing vine that produces large, fragrant, very showy multi-colored clusters of flowers in hues of white, pink, red and maroon. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental through the tropics and subtropicsand grows wild across much of tropical Asia, India, Malaysia and the Phillipines. It is believed to have first been documented in horticultural literature by Dr. John Ivor Murray who set samples of nuts back to Edinburgh in the mid 1800s noting that the Chinese used the nut this plant produces as a treatment for intestinal parasites.

The Doubled Flora Plena cultivare of the Rangoon Creeper is a rare, hard to find hybrid that produces double flowers. It is more difficult to propagate, but readily grows and establishes once well rooted out.

The intoxicatingly fragrant flowers begin to appear as the nights climb into the high 60's and 70's and continue until they begin to fall back in the Fall. As the buds first open the flowers are white, so it's easy to wonder if perhaps a mistake was made with the purchase, but soon, as the petals age, they begin to change color, with the range of hues being a tell-tale indicator of the age of each petal.

It is a tendrilled, twining, climbing vine, so it's best placement includes a support for it to climb on. Although it can also be allowed to run and free flow down embankments and slopes to control run off and erosion. It is considered as a tropical, but frequently well established plants will be knocked back by cold in the norther ends of it's zone range and resprout from the root system.

Botanical Name Quisqulis or Combretum indicum Flora Plena
Common Name Rangoon Creeper, Chinese Honeysuckle, Drunken Sailor Plant
Plant Family  
Mature Size 20 to 30 feet
Bloom Color Pink, White, Red, Maroon
Bloom Form Clustered slender double trumpets
Bloom Time Warm Season
Zone 9,10,11
Fragrance Yes
Key Features Fragrant and showy
Suggested Uses Trellis, fence, arbor, potted
Grower Notes Grow responsibly and keep confined to growing area
 

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Model: RAN-CRE-DB-4
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5lbs
  • 10 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens





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