Florida Gardening Books
Velvet' (PPAF) was developed in Florida using the Park Seed Mandevilla strains.
The 5-inch blooms open rich pink, darkening to intense carmine-red as they mature
on vigorous 7- to 10-foot vines. |
tangle of tropical flowering vines can be a beautiful sight, but be careful to
plant the right type of vine for its intended effect. Climbing vines with curling
tendrils can rapidly cover a fence or wall, as well as your roof, phone lines,
and any neighboring tree! Plant them where they can't grab anything but their
intended structure. Twining vines without tendrils generally are easier to control,
but will usually require tying, hooks, or other mechanical means of attachment
to a support, at least until they are established on the framework. Also, certain
very prolific vines will outgrow and take over the slower ones in a combination
planting, so keep competitors evenly matched.
leptopus (Coral Vine)
Floridata image and information of this easy-to-grow
"naturalized" Florida vine.
Ivies to Know and Grow
Circular by the Central Florida
Research and Education Center, Apopka, and the Department of Environmental Horticulture,
Florida Cooperative Extension Service; by R.W. Henley and R.J. Black, University
of Florida, Gainesville.
Landscape uses of vines in Florida; by R.J. Black.