Category: Flowering Vines

Rare & Unusual Tropical Trees & Plants, Flowering, Fruit, Native, Palm, Bamboo, Heliconia, Hummingbird, Butterfly

Under The Jakfruit Tree

When you think of Petrea volubulis (Queen’s Wreath Vine), you naturally think of long purple sprays of blossoms, somewhat reminiscent of the temperate Wisteria Vine. However, there is a white cultivar, ‘Albiflora’, which doesn’t bloom as often, but when it does, is striking in it’s own right. Richard Lyons Nursery has both colors in stock.


February 21, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

A winter blooming vine is today’s topic. The vine is the Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea). Some may know the old botanical name, Cydista aequinoctialis. It is native to Northern South America, where it is called by its Spanish name, ajos sacha (False Garlic). It is so named due to the strong garlic smell and flavor…
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January 3, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Skyblue Clustervine (Jacquemontia pentanthos) is a native to South Florida occurring in Collier, Monroe, Dade, and Broward counties. It is a member of the Morning Glory Family (Convolvulaceae). It is a perennial woody vine with very tiny leaves and flowers. While the flowers are small, they are bright blue with white centers, born in abundance…
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September 12, 2020 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Passiflora incarnata x Passiflora cincinnata is a hybrid passion flower vine which has the parents of a florida native, Maypop, and a tropical passion flower from South America. The parentage makes this an ideal vine for South Florida. Maypop occurs throughout Florida, but tends to grow better in the northern counties. It has a pale…
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June 21, 2020 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Just a quick note on ornamental Passion Vines and their ornate flowers compared to the insignificant flowers of our native corkystem Passion Vine. Whether you are growing these vines for their beauty, or food for three of our local butterflies, I hope you do enjoy them. Regardless, you will find that the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly…
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May 4, 2019 0