Crossvine Care: How To Grow Bignonia Capreolata Vines

Flowering Bignonia capreolata Crossvine

Bignonia capreolata [big-NO-nee-uh kap-ree-oh-LAH-tuh] the Crossvine, is a fast-growing climber native to the United States. It thrives in the tropical regions of central and southern America.  The Crossvine, is named

Why Are My Mandevilla Leaves Turning Yellow?

Pink blooms of the Mandevilla

Abnormal yellowing of leaves (chlorosis) is a problem common to all sorts of plants, including the Mandevilla plant. When leaves turn yellow it is because they are lacking in pigment

Rangoon Creeper Care: Growing Quisqualis Indica

Blooms of the Rangoon Creeper (Quisqualis Indica)

Quisqualis indica linn [kwis-KWAL-iss, IN-dih-kuh] is the Latin name of a ligneous vine Combretum indicum, which comes from the Combretaceae family.  The botanical name means “what is it”, which is surely interesting. Besides Drunken Sailor, the

How To Grow and Care For Bougainvillea

Question: I need some help with Bougainvillea care and watering. At the moment the plants are blooming but we will be going out of town, and my “potted bougainvillea” seems to love

13 Best Pergola Plants

What are the best plants for your pergola? First, let’s quickly look at what a pergola is! A pergola is an open structure design with pillars that support flat cross beams

How To Care For Bleeding Heart Vine

Flowering Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Clerodendrum Thomsoniae (kler-oh-DEN-drum, tom-SON-ee-ay) is a flowering plant in the genus Clerodendrum and of the family: Lamiaceae but other references such as USDA place it in the verbenaceae family. The

Learn How To Grow Star Jasmine Vine

Flowering star jasmine vine

Trachelospermum jasminoides (tray-key-low-SPER-mum, jaz-min-OY-deez) is considered a liana plant.  This is the term applied to plants which scramble vertically up other plants or intentional supports to attain more sunlight.  This

Trumpet Vine: How To Care For Campsis Radicans

The Trumpet Vine, hummingbird vine or Trumpet Creeper vine is the common name for Campsis radicans pronounced (kamp’-sis), which belongs to the family Bignoniaceae. These bushy ornamental deciduous shrubs or

Dipladenia Plant Care: How to Grow The Other Red Mandevilla

Red star shaped Dipladenia (Mandevilla) flower

Dipladenia (dy-pla-DEE-nee-uh) the rocktrumpet or Brazilian jasmine is an older classification for plants now commonly falling under the genus Mandevilla. The difference between Dipladenia and Mandevilla vine is in their growth habit. The

Tips On Clematis Vitalba (Old Man’s Beard)

Flowers of Clematis vitalba

Clematis vitalba [KLEM-uh-tiss, vy-TAL-buh] is a climbing vine from the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup), featuring branched and grooved stems, bright green leaves, and fragrant flowers with feathery and fluffy sepals underneath. 

Silver Lace Vine Care: Tips On Growing The Polygonum Aubertii

Blooming Silver Lace Vine (Polygonum Aubertii)

Polygonum Aubertii [pol-ee-GO-num, oh-BER-ee-eye], alternatively known as Fallopia aubertii, Fallopia baldschuanica, and Polygonum baldschuanicum, is a fast-growing vine species of the family Polygonaceae, commonly known as the knotweed family. The flowering perennial vine species is

How To Care For Clematis Paniculata Plants

Blooming Clematis paniculata aka (Sweet Autumn Clematis)

Clematis paniculata [klem-AT-iss, pan-ick-yoo-LAH-tuh] is commonly known as Sweet Autumn Clematis. It also has several different Latin names, such as: Clematis maximowicziana Clematis dioscoreifolia Clematis terniflora This perennial vining plant

Learn Clematis Virginiana Care Tips

White blooms of Clematis virginiana

The Clematis Virginiana [KLEM-uh-tiss, Vir-jin-ee-AN-uh] is a woody vine from the Buttercup family Ranunculaceae along with: Winter Aconite (Eranthis) Marsh Marigold (Caltha Palustris) Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) It is native

Tips For Successful Mandevilla Winter Care

Mandevilla flower have you tried overwintering your rocktrumpet

You love the display of flowers your ‘rock trumpet’ aka Mandevilla plant produces in the spring and summer. But, what is the deal on caring for Mandevilla in winter? How

Is Mandevilla Plant Poisonous or Toxic?

Attractive mandevilla plant flowers

One of the popular members of the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, is the Mandevilla plant (Mandevilla spp.), tropical perennials with exotic and colorful flowers.  With over 100 species, this gorgeous climbing vine