MAURANDYA 'MAGIC DRAGON' (ERUBESCENS)
Common name: Twining snapdragon, Snapdragon vine
Plant Classification: Half hardy climber
In the early 1990's we bred what is probably the first hybrid climbing maurandya ever produced. These incredibly fast growing plants, which possess explosive hybrid vigour, produce a wide range of large, flared, trumpet flowers in all shades of pink and red. They are perennial in warmer climates or in a well-drained sheltered spot in the UK. In addition, they make superb trailing or hanging basket specimens and are unbelievably easy to grow from cuttings.
Sowing advice: Sow seeds, covering them thinly, preferably in spring but can be at any time, in good light, at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Prick out small seedlings into 3 inch/8cm pots containing a John Innes, loam-based compost. Grow on before planting into a large container or sheltered spot outdoors, with climbing support, and be sure to protect them from freezing in winter.
$4.29 / packet