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Pyrostegia venusta - Flame Vine

Pyrostegia venusta thrives in sandy soil near the coast. I have grown the Flame Vine in clay soil and it was sickly. It is not hardy to serious chill though it will survive a brief dip into the 20°s F. Pyrostegia venusta will bloom some throughout the year, but the main reason to find space for the Flame Vine is that in the late Fall when little else is blooming in the garden Pyrostegia venusta is awash in orange flowers. That Pyrostegia venusta is often the only plant in the garden makes the show from the Flame Vine even more commanding. Pyrostegia venusta can be almost completely covered with these brilliant orange flowers. Pyrostegia venusta also goes by the common names of Flame Flower, Flaming Trumpet, and Golden Shower Vine. The Flame Vine is native to Brazil and Paraguay.

Flame Vine, Pyrostegia venusta

Brilliant orange flowers of Pyrostegia venusta - Flame Vine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.