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By Marion1

Avon, United Kingdom Gb

Does anyone have any information on Lampranthus aurantiacus orange flowering one, I am looking to get some to trail down a wall but on Burncoose nursery site it says it is dwarf in habit so I am not sure if it will be good for trailing. Or if you could suggest something similar, I am looking for orange summer flowering and would prefer a perennial. Thanks



If you can plant something to go up the wall I would recommend Campsis 'Indian summer'. This is much shorter than the species Campsis (which will grow very large) and only gets to about 8-10 feet in a summer. It dies back a bit in spring but comes back from about 3 feet above the ground. It has beautiful apricot flowers.

28 Feb, 2012


Not fully hardy anyway, Marion, needs removing to somewhere with a temperature not less than 41 deg. F in winter. The Lampranthus, I mean.

28 Feb, 2012


Thanks Bamboo and Volunteer, I think I already have a campus Indian summer, I planted it last year, are the leaves supposed to fall off this as mine has none on at the moment? I have my plants and shrubs in raised beds with cream walls around them about 3ft x 12ft and I have these going around my garden against a black fence. I have bought 7 rhodohypoxis deflexa ( I think I need to get more) to try and grow at the front of the borders so they will spill over the walls and I am looking for something orange which will do the same to plant inbetween them. Any suggestions welcome

28 Feb, 2012


If its sunny, Helianthemums might do - Ben heckla and Ben More are both orange.
Campsis is deciduous.

28 Feb, 2012


Don't think Rhodohypoxis is hardy outdoors in winter. I've only ever seen it in pots.

28 Feb, 2012

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