Pink Trumpet Vine - are there different varieties?
I am in Sout East Queensland at Stanthorpe in Australia. I have what seems to be a pink trumpet vine but the leaves are different and the buds are different. I have never been successful in propagating this vine from any kind of cuttings or layering...I am no expert, but friends and passers-by admire this creeper when it is in bloom and have had many requests for cuttings. From all the photos online everywhere, my vine seems to have different leaves and different buds...it does not bud in clusters. This vine has only ever given ONE seed pod in 25 years. The pod is a woody, prickly contorted pouch about the size of a small human fist. It contains what resemble little brown paper parcels each containing one seed about the size of a grain of rice. I have successfully managed to get two out of three seeds I planted to grow...and germination took ages, I was beginning to despair that the seeds had died....but I am an amateur. I will send a photo here of my vine in flower on the north-west corner of my veranda and hope it is able to be uploaded. The leaves seem different to those in any other photo. IS THIS A PINK TRUMPET VINE and are there other varieties?
Note- here the climate is temperate. Altitude 900m above sea level. Frosts in winter. Apples and stone fruits and berries grow here as well as wine grapes.
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- 18 Jan, 2009