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Solandra maxima
Solandra maxima

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Zones 15-25, 27, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Solandra maxima

Cup-Of-Gold Vine
Solanaceae
Evergreen, Vines

Native from Mexico to Venezuela, Columbia. Fast-growing, sprawling, rampant vine to 40 ft.; must be tied to its support. Heavy stems bear highly polished, broadly oval, rich green leaves to 6 in. long. Inflated-looking buds open to big (6–8-in.), leathery, bowl-shaped, five-lobed blossoms that are fragrant at night; flowers are golden yellow,with a red-brown stripe running down each lobe to flower center. Main bloom period runs from winter into early spring, but scattered flowering can occur at any time.

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