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Snail Vine Blossom (Phaseolus caracalla)


Snail Vine Blossom (Phaseolus caracalla)

The blossoms on a snail vine are quite fascinating when viewed up close and personal. This vine quickly takes over and is quite prolific.



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What a fabulous flower - so different.

19 Apr, 2009

 

It is very different. They are about an inch and a half across which seems rather small but the vine is packed full of potential

19 Apr, 2009

 

The flower is definitely prettier than the bud! Great colour too.

19 Apr, 2009

 

I agree, the bud looks less appealing, Gee.

19 Apr, 2009

 

Very pretty colour and I love the way the centre petals curl round....

19 Apr, 2009

 

It is very fascinating. I have ordered a corkscrew vine which has the same blossom shape but is multi colored and fragrant but most nurseries sell these interchangeably because they do not understand the difference so I am hoping I get a true "Corkscrew". Time will tell.

19 Apr, 2009

 

This is such a beautiful colour!

19 Apr, 2009

 

I agree. One of my favorite flower colors...Thanks PansyP

19 Apr, 2009

 

Thats lovely Skippy........

19 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks, Milky

19 Apr, 2009

 

Nice one. I had this and it is no longer with us... :(

20 Apr, 2009

 

This is lovely. Never seen it before. How hardy is it?

20 Apr, 2009

 

Chris..I guess it is pretty hardy. Probably not extreme cold for prolonged periods but it does run rampant and gets into everything if not controlled. Grows extremely fast. My son's vine lived and stayed green all winter but he lives in Phoenix so that isn't saying much about cold endurance.

Tg...sorry your is no longer with you. They generally choke other plants out so maybe, it is not a complete loss for the sake of your other plants. lol

20 Apr, 2009

 

Beautiful....

20 Apr, 2009

 

Another ugly duckling story? I'm wierd, I guess, I even like the bud...provides interest...but then, I am not bothered with snails so I guess it doesn't remind me of bad experiences.

20 Apr, 2009

 

I like different things... Not being bothered by snails sounds great and different! lol..

20 Apr, 2009

 

And you're not weird!

20 Apr, 2009

 

Hey, I pride myself on being somewhat wierd and different in my outlooks...don't deflate my balloon..LOL

20 Apr, 2009

 

YaY for weird!!!

24 Apr, 2009

 

AH, Tg, a girl after my own heart....lol

25 Apr, 2009

 

We can all do weird.......as everyone says most unusual but such a pretty colour.

1 May, 2009

 

I love the color and I love flowers that are different but interesting and the world has lots to choose from...Thanks, Dd2

1 May, 2009

 

Só Beautifull!

2 May, 2009

 

Thanks, Mireille...love your photos, too....

2 May, 2009

 

What a totally amazing plant!

26 Sep, 2010



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