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Podranea

Podranea spp.

Photo by Christian Grenier (CC0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Podranea Overview

Podranea is a genus containing just two evergreen, twining climbers in the Bignoniaceae family. These plants originate from southern Africa, they produce trumpet-shaped, foxglove-like, pink flowers. Foliage is pinnately divided and produced in opposite pairs. The showy flowers can be various shades of pink, with dark or light pink veins running in the throat. These robust scrambling plants make for beautiful fences, screens, and other support structures. Podraena climbers are easily propagated by cuttings and once established it is drought-resistant and tolerant of light frost. It thrives in rich, fertile soils with plenty of compost and a layer of mulch around the roots. Keep it well-watered in summer. These are vigorous growers and can get out of hand so cut back hard to keep in in shape.

Common problems with Podranea

How to propagate Podranea

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Podranea

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Podranea

Grown for their foxglove-like flowers.