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Apios americana (flower close up)


Apios americana (flower close up) (Apios americana)

One of my favourite climbers, deserves to be more widely grown!



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The flower is exquisite P...:>)

4 Sep, 2011

 

Motinot sums it up!

4 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you :o)))

4 Sep, 2011

 

It certainly does deserve to be more widely grown - it's a gem!
How hardy is it?

4 Sep, 2011

 

I love it, P! and was just going to ask the same...

5 Sep, 2011

 

very nice Ph, i was going to ask the same too...

5 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks all, should be fully hardy, put mine in a cold greenhouse (-10c) last winter because it was in a pot, I split the tubers (which are edible) in spring so I have 2 now, next spring im going to plant one in the garden. It should grow to around 4m.

5 Sep, 2011

 

Edible?? -10°C?? Tell us more, P! :))

5 Sep, 2011

 

I read somewhere they were eaten by American indians (probably on the interweb:o) ) and apparently they taste like roasted sweet potatoes, but I wont be eating mine :o))) should be hardy in your garden not as cold as here I would think! :o)

5 Sep, 2011

 

hmm...going to favourites, again then! :))

5 Sep, 2011

 

:o)))

5 Sep, 2011

 

:)))

5 Sep, 2011

 

On my shopping list!

5 Sep, 2011

 

Lovely!

5 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks S. :o) M. It didnt set any seed last year, more flowers this year if it sets some will let you know! :o)

5 Sep, 2011

 

What a beautiful colour ..... I am in the process of putting in a garden around my lovely old villa in NZ .... it should do very well in this part of the world, if I can find it. I have a number of the more usual climbers now put in .... honeysuckle, wisteria Black Dragon, harbengeria (not sure about the spelling on that one ... tiny purple flower & one of the chilean potato vines & very dainty) .... and the veilchenblau rose climber. Looking for some of the more unusual clematis ... & now I want this climber too.

13 Sep, 2011

 

Hardenbergias are lovely but not really hardy here :( An unusual Clematis that should be hardy with you is C. Nepalensis it has really dainty flowers! :o)

14 Sep, 2011



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