These twining vines native to Mexico are useful in desert gardens, where they grow to about 15 ft. and bloom at the hottest time of year. Bright green leaves in opposite pairs resemble those of honeysuckle (Lonicera). Bear clusters of five-petaled blossoms (the petals are shaped like Ping-Pong paddles); each bloom is centered with ten stamens. Oddly winged seedpods that look something like butterflies follow the flowers; these are sometimes used in dried arrangements.
This vine twines to 15–20 ft., with 1 1/2-in. leaves and lilac flowers that are followed by inch-wide seed pods. The plant is hardy to 15° to 18°F/–9° to –8°C.Mascagnia macroptera
Grows to 15 ft., with 3-in. leaves. Abundant bright yellow flowers are followed by conspicuous 2-in., yellow-green seed pods. Hardy to 22° to 24°F/–6° to –4°C.
Of the 100 or so species, only the following two are generally seen. Slow-growing plants. Short trunks...
These natives of mountainous areas are valued for their showy flowers and showier fruit. Blossoms are ...
Native to western South and North America; especially numerous in California. Plants grow during cool ...