Vines in my garden

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Vines in my garden

Post by mikhurram » September 22nd, 2013, 6:59 pm

Snail Vine or Vigna Caracalla bears clusters of fragrant, snail shaped like flowers which are white-colored as they unfurl, turning purple as they blossom out into little snail-shaped blooms. As they age and fall, they turn yellow.

This vine can be grown easily from seeds or by taking cuttings in July/August. Ants are drawn to its fragrant flowers and facilitate pollination by sucking the sap from the flowers.

Due to unknown reason this vine tends to die and it is advisable to take cuttings during the monsoon as an insurance.
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Re: Vines in my garden

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » September 22nd, 2013, 7:22 pm

Very nice I rate it as I Also Have it plant.

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Re: Vines in my garden

Post by Mustansir Billah » September 22nd, 2013, 7:37 pm

Good! Can this vine be planted in pots

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Re: Vines in my garden

Post by mikhurram » September 22nd, 2013, 7:40 pm

Sir,
What is the age of your vine and was it able to survive the first year as this vine tends to die mysteriously after the first year due to unknown reasons.

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Re: Vines in my garden

Post by Farhan Ahmed » September 22nd, 2013, 7:45 pm

Lovely, Second one is even better.

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Re: Vines in my garden

Post by rafique » September 22nd, 2013, 8:25 pm

Beautiful vine.
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Re: Vines in my garden

Post by mikhurram » September 22nd, 2013, 9:11 pm

It can be grown in a pot but preferably vines should be grown in a soil bed.

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Re: Vines in my garden

Post by mikhurram » October 26th, 2013, 1:54 pm

Black Eyed Susan or Thunbergia behaves likes a perennial in Lahore and small pots can be purchased around Rs 50 to Rs100. Photos are of 2 year old Thunbergia.

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Re: Vines in my garden

Post by mikhurram » December 9th, 2013, 12:17 pm

Yesterday noticed two seed pods in Snail Vine (Vigna Caracalla) which hopefully ought to ripen around February which would be the ideal time for sowing its seeds as well as taking cuttings. It was mentioned on wikipedia that Thomas Jefferson termed this plant as "the most beautiful bean in the world".
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Previous photo of bloom experienced in August/September.

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Re: Vines in my garden

Post by Izhar » December 9th, 2013, 12:42 pm

Great.. hope they ripe well.. 1-2 seeds requested :mrgreen:

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