This may be just the vine you’re looking for.
It’s rare, so not the easiest to get your hands on, but worth a try.
Canary Bellflower vine (aka: Canarina canariensis) is from the cloud forest of the Canary Islands.
Mild climates serve this vine and let me show you (photos below) what lovely flowers are served up in winter, when few vines are blooming.
About this Vine
- USDA Zone: 9-11
- Flowers: 2-3” long orangey-red bells
- Purple shoots appear, growing into 6-10’ branching vines covered with toothy, lance shaped leaves
- Bloom time: winter
- How to grow: Let it scramble along the ground, grow through other plants, or train vertically on a trellis
- Good container plant
- Water: Average/low water
- Does best where summers and winters are mild, like the SF Bay Area
- Attracts hummingbirds
- Protect from frost or will go dormant
- Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Canary Bellflower Vine – Presidio Heights, San Francisco.
In this post the Canary Bellflower vine was grown at the base of a Loropetalum shrub. This is an easy way to grow this vine if you want to enjoy it growing through trees and shrubs. To learn more about how vines grow see this post.
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