Mexican Flame Vine

FAMILY: Paeoniaceae | GENUS: Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides

TYPE
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Vines / Ground Covers
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

Native from Mexico to Honduras. Twines to 810 feet Light green, rather fleshy leaves are 14 inches long, 121 inches wide, coarsely toothed. Large clusters of 34- to 1 inches., startling orange-red blooms with golden centers appear at branch ends; 'So Paulo' is deeper orange, almost brick-red. Plants bloom all year where winters are mild. Provide light soil Full sun or light shade. Use on trellis or column, let cascade over bank or wall, or plant in hanging basket. Formerly known as Senecio confusus. We wish it still wasthe new botanical name is nearly impossible to pronounce.

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