Gorgeous, lilac blue flowers hang in pendent cymes to 15cm long. Each bloom is 4-6cm across and lasts well. The flowers open a darker lilac and fade with age, creating a nice tonal affect. A fast growing vine with a long bloom period.
A fast growing vine from the cool tropics of South America. It is evergreen in all but the cool and temperate climates. The large, bright green leaves are variable. They are either are divided into three sections or an elongated heart shape. Each leave is 10-25cm long.
Paradise Flower climbs with hook like spines which are on the underside of the leaves and branches. It is a good idea to wear gloves when handling this plant.
Plant Paradise Flower in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish and then only if rainfall is low. It is also suitable for container growth.
Grow Paradise Flower over a pergola, archway, trellis, fence, garden wall or any large area that needs a big, beautiful vine. Other names for Paradise Flower are also Giant Potato Creeper, Blue Potato Vine and Divorce Vine.
In it's native environment the flowers are followed by orange seeds. This is however only the female plants. These are all male plants that have been propagated by cuttings and will not form seed heads.
Supplied as: Pots
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Unavailable in WA, QLD
Full Sun to Semi Shade