vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

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vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

Post by khabbab » September 11th, 2011, 11:34 pm

Very sweet fragrance. Sadly the flowers are very high at least 10 feet and i have to use a ladder to sniff flowers.
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Re: vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

Post by UMAR KHAN » September 12th, 2011, 12:52 am

Leave the fragrance.what a beauty,its so beautiful.can i get its seeds.i have never cn it before

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Re: vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

Post by M Farooq » September 12th, 2011, 6:39 am

Never seen such beautiful flowers. Lucky you!

I just searched the name in curiousity- and there seems to be a debate- Some say Vigna caracalla and fragrant flowers are mutually exclusive things. It is the corkscrew plant, Phaselous caracalla, that has very similar and fragrant flowers. What is your view point on this debate?

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Re: vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

Post by Izhar » September 12th, 2011, 9:39 am

Dear Farooq, Phaselous caracalla is not fragrant..

My Vigna caracalla, not in bloom right now:
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Re: vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

Post by tweedle2009 » September 12th, 2011, 10:00 am

Phasaelous caracalla is not fragrant and bears yellow flowers.

Izhar ... wow, what growth.This one surpasses me two year plants even.Mine are blooming madly though.

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Re: vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

Post by Izhar » September 12th, 2011, 10:31 am

Adnan, believe me that growth is 30% less then what it was last month, the strong wind has taken a toll from it...

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Re: vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

Post by aykhan » September 12th, 2011, 12:33 pm

Anyone know if this vine is available in Lahore ie the corkscrew vine? I've been looking for this for sometime.

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Re: vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

Post by khabbab » September 12th, 2011, 5:57 pm

Aykhan, you can get cuttings from my plant if you want. Root easily from cuttings. It blooms first year from seed though.

Umar khan, i bought seeds from Chiltern UK in 2008 for the first time. No seed left now. I Can buy for you another packet of seeds from chiltern on their annual fall sale next month if you say so.

Farooq, Just adding the pictures for differentiation. As said above, vigna is fragrant but phas. is not. Picture copyrights of http://davesgarden.com/members/Xeramtheum/
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Re: vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

Post by aykhan » September 12th, 2011, 6:39 pm

Khabbab thanks. Next time we meet I must get cuttings :)

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Re: vigna caracalla, snail vine in bloom

Post by UMAR KHAN » September 12th, 2011, 7:59 pm

Can i get some cuttings Khabbab.if not then i must purchase seeds,because this flower is very unique

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