Podranea ricasoliana: Pink trumpet vine

Family: Bignoniaceae
Common name: Pink trumpet vine, Queen of Sheba trumpet vine

When in bloom, there are very few plants that can beat the beauty and magnificence of the Pink trumpet vine. It blooms during spring and autumn; with bunches of pink flowers, having deep pink veins running through them. Flowers grow at the tip of new branches, 10-15 flowers in each cluster.

Pink trumpet vines can grow to a height of 20 feet climbing on a trellis, garden structures or surrounding vegetation, producing flowers in abundance, changing the ambiance of your garden in no time.

The lush-green pinnate leaves make the plant beautiful even when there are no flowers. Pink trumpet vines are quite sturdy and drought-tolerant, growing well in moderate temperatures.

The plants needs a good 4-5 hours of sunlight, and hence are not good indoor plants. Pink trumpet vines can be pruned as short sturdy bushes, by removing all unruly trailing stems. The flowers have a light fragrance attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.

It’s good to give enough space for these plants, since they grow quite fast once they are settled in your garden. And once settled, they need very little water and maintenance.

Propagation is from seeds or stem cuttings

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