Vines of Mexican origin that bloom during the hottest time of year. Bright green leaves in opposite pairs look like those of honeysuckle (Lonicera). Clusters of five-petaled, 1 inches blooms centered with ten stamens; petals are shaped like Ping-Pong paddles. Oddly winged seedpods look some- thing like butterflies and are sometimes used in dried arrangements.
lavender orchid vine
- Zones CS, TS; USDA 9-11.
- To 1520 feet., with 112 inches leaves and lilac flowers that are followed by inch-wide seedpods.
- Plant is hardy to 1518F; leaves drop off at 22F.
yellow orchid vine
- Zone LS, CS, TS; USDA 8-11.
- To 15 feet., with 3 inches leaves.
- Abundant, bright yellow flowers are followed by conspicuous, 2 inches., yellow-green seed- pods.
- Hardy to 10F but may die back to the ground.