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Caiophora hibiscifolia

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By Meanie


Caiophora hibiscifolia (Caiophora hibiscifolia)

A very rare climber in the Loasaceae family.

A big thank you to Charlie Pridham for this!



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That is beautiful.......
Such a lovely flower but strangely the first thing I spotted was the stalk that joins it lol, the way it twists is very unusual :-)

14 Aug, 2014

 

That's a lovely flower, Meanie. As Simbad says, an unusual twisted stalk.

14 Aug, 2014

 

That is a cracker of a pant....

14 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks peeps! I'm well pleased with it!

14 Aug, 2014

 

Plant....bl.... predictive text!!

16 Aug, 2014

 

Wow! That's very unusual. I've never heard of this plant before...you're a lucky man to obtain such a rare plant.

18 Aug, 2014

 

I saw it at OBG last summer and someone that I know from another forum offered me a pot of it in the spring when I posted the photo.
I we're really lucky it will set seed, although I'm told it is rare in northern Europe.

18 Aug, 2014

amy
Amy
 

That is absolutely stunning !

18 Aug, 2014

 

Isn't it just!

19 Aug, 2014

 

Meanie:

Is it a hardy plant?

19 Aug, 2014

 

I doubt it................

19 Aug, 2014

 

I read it's from South America; however, it wasn't very specific to what area. I would guess it would grow outside here in San Diego. Many plants native to Central America and South America grow well here outside.

20 Aug, 2014

 

Trying to find out much about it is difficult! It's not even listed on the Chileflora site.
Being one of the Loasaceae family it will have a modicum of hardiness, but I doubt that it will have UK levels of hardiness.

20 Aug, 2014

 

Maybe you can start a new website with your personal, cultural experiences with this plant.

24 Aug, 2014

 

Might need a few more years experience with it yet..............

25 Aug, 2014

 

Yes, you may need a few more years experience...start documenting now. :>)

27 Aug, 2014



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