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Quisqualis indica ' double' , Rangoon creeper 

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I love vines. This is a photo of my green jade vine from a few years ago. I lost it in a freeze but have acquired a new one that I am waiting on to get up to bloom size

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I have been growing the vine Passiflora Edulis for a couple of years and it is producing some delicious passion fruit. My only complaint is that it can get completely out of control without constant attention. In the summer heat, the vines can grow a foot or two each day and they completely take over whatever they grab a hold of! In the picture below right side, it is just starting to grab onto a Latania lontaroides.

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Some of my favorites, everyone should be growing:

Beaumontia grandiflora, Easter Lily Vine. Did fine in both Florida and San Jose (CA)
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Chonemorpha sp, possibly C. penangensis. Frangipani Vine, another " Tropical-esque" vine that had no issues in San Jose. 
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Merrimea aura, Yucca Vine. Loves heat, even Phoenix heat.. Should be grown more here out west.. Not invasive and dies back in winter ( north of Baja Sur and Southern Sonora Mexico)
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Wild (Florida native) Yellow Mandevilla. Thought it would've been toast here but has done quite well, as long as it stays in shade through the worst of our summer heat and gets regular water (2-3x's a week in summer here).
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Passifloras:

X "Purple Tiger" Huge fragrant flowers, Huge leaves.
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P. biflora, Twin flowered Passionvine. Did well here until the Lemon it was climbing through collapsed and died this summer. 
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P. manicata " Linda Escobar " 
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Pyrostegia venusta, Flame Vine.. Aggressive / threshold of invasive in FL but a bit tamer back in San Jose. No issues w/cold there either..
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Petrea volubilis, Queen's Wreath..Can't go wrong with this one.
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Thunbergia mysorensis, Mysore Clock Vine.. Can't go wrong w/ this one either..
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..And last but not least (  ..for the time being ) Solandra maxima, Chalice Vine.. Also had S. grandiflora and S. longiflora for a time.. On the *replacement list*  for sure..
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-Nathan

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I finally 'found' my teensy little Bauhinia yunnanense. Its nothing to look at yet but it seems to get bigger every week when its sizable or blooms it will be more worth a photo 

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2 hours ago, metalfan said:

I love vines. This is a photo of my green jade vine from a few years ago. I lost it in a freeze but have acquired a new one that I am waiting on to get up to bloom size

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This one looks really exotic, almost alien. I really like the color. 

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bauhinia bidentata

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8 minutes ago, Johnk9 said:

bauhinia bidentata

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Great vine.. Yours ever produce seed?

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Not yet I do not have it that long

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Combretum coccineum
Flame Vine or Scarlet Comb Vine

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I have a love / hate relationship with Antigonon Leptopas ( Coral Vine ). Love the colorful flowers and rampant greenery and growth in the 'Wet Season'...... but...... it tends to take over and smother other plants. And it seeds profusely ( no doubt because the bees are attracted to the nectar filled flowers ). Small honey eater birds and butterflies also feed on the flowers in my back yard. The tuberous roots are nearly impossible to dig up and I suspect it is probably 'weedy' in our climate.

I let it grow up into the canopy of a huge old mango tree in my back yard.... then the Cyclone in March felled the tree, the vine acting like sails on a yacht.

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1 hour ago, greysrigging said:

I have a love / hate relationship with Antigonon Leptopas ( Coral Vine ). Love the colorful flowers and rampant greenery and growth in the 'Wet Season'...... but...... it tends to take over and smother other plants. And it seeds profusely ( no doubt because the bees are attracted to the nectar filled flowers ). Small honey eater birds and butterflies also feed on the flowers in my back yard. The tuberous roots are nearly impossible to dig up and I suspect it is probably 'weedy' in our climate.

I let it grow up into the canopy of a huge old mango tree in my back yard.... then the Cyclone in March felled the tree, the vine acting like sails on a yacht.

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Same feeling here regarding this vine.. Here, our heat / intense sun in the summer, dry air ( outside monsoon season) and typically cooler winter lows keep it under control.

Back in FL, i used to see it growing up and over / dangling from telephone lines / poles, covering ( more like smothering) pretty much anything else, even from a distance while headed to and from where i worked at the time.. An absolute magnet for bees, butterflies and Hummingbirds ( here, in Baja, and in Sonora, Mex.) however. 

The white-flowered variety seems to be a bit tamer than the red/pink flowered ones, at least has been my experience with it thus far.. will be interesting to see how it does closer to the coast in CA. 

That being said, i'm not sure what was worse to deal with back in Florida.. this, or the dreaded Air Potato:rage:

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8 hours ago, metalfan said:

I love vines. This is a photo of my green jade vine from a few years ago. I lost it in a freeze but have acquired a new one that I am waiting on to get up to bloom size

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8 hours ago, metalfan said:

I love vines. This is a photo of my green jade vine from a few years ago. I lost it in a freeze but have acquired a new one that I am waiting on to get up to bloom size

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I had Strongylodon macrobotrys and Mucuna bennettii

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Thunbergia Grandiflora is a 'weedy' species in Darwin. Pretty flowers that attract honey eaters and nectar loving Lorikeets, but once the rains begins, it tends to take over the tree canopy in the back yard. A few years ago I thought it would be a good idea to transplant some from a friend's yard..... ( sigh.... )

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