Climbers with Big FlowersWednesday, June 16, 2010
I am so thankful that my mum managed to get a few cuttings of this beautiful vine from her neighbour's garden some months ago.
From this particular cutting, I had hoped to grow a bonsai-like plant. Not many leaves have grown over the four months though since I transferred the rooted cutting into this pot. This first bloom however came as a pleasant surprise. The flower is as huge as it could be, even when the vine is still short. The whole pic below is actually the whole vine!
The other vine that has big flowers is the laurel-leaved Thunbergia. This vine grows pretty fast and is very productive. The flowers kept appearing and it is really a delight to have this vine in my garden.
Due to their size (huge!) and colour (obvious!), I must say that both flowers are real show-stoppers :-D
Do you have vines that produce big flowers like these? Please share, I would like to know!