Climbers: Exotic

Most of the plants listed here are sold in 20cm pots or 4L bags. Where container sizes differ this is noted in the plant description.  Our plant descriptions are based on our own research and observations, and we are always happy to receive additional comments - or corrections! Please feel free to email us at leone@petalfaire.co.za .

Akebia quintata

Description: A vigorous exotic climber with clusters of five leafed oval dark green leaves. Dangling racemes of chocolate scented purple flowers in spring. Gorgeous.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Bauhinia yunnamense

Description: A gorgeous fast growing woody exotic climber with cleft heart-shaped leaves. Five petaled pink flowers. Hardy to -5 degrees. Waterwise.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Dalechampia dioscoreifolia

Description: A gorgeous rare exotic vine with heart shaped leaves. Showy reddish flowers with purple bracts.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 5m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Dolichos purpureus

Description: A tough twining African climber with large purple backed leaves. Lilac flowers then edible maroon beans.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2.5m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Exotic: Passiflora - Marie Rosa

Description: A free flowering vine with medium sized pinkish coral flowers. Suitable for a hanging basket. Hardy to 0 degrees C.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Ipomoea acuminata - Monas Blue

Description: Fast growing exotic climber with large sky blue flowers all season. Does NOT set seed, however stems of this species will root anywhere so watch where you plant it.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Lophospermum erubescens

Description: A fast growing Mexican climber with downy heart shaped green leaves and trumpet shaped pink flowers in summer. Birds and bees

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Mandevilla laxa

Description: A vigorous, woody, twining vine. Fragrant white trumpet flowers, good for cut flowers, are borne in profusion in summer. Prune in late winter.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Mansoa alliacea

Description: A twining vine with garlic scented bright green leaves. Sprays of tri colour lavender flowers in spring and autumn. Take care with pruning.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 2.5m
Flowering time: Autumn
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Maurandya barclayana - alba

Description: A tough exotic climber with soft green leaves and tubular white flowers all season. Use for an obelisk, a screen or as a ground cover.

Family: Plantaginaceae
Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Muehlenbeckia complexa

Description: Vigorous exotic twining climber. Small round dark green leaves. Smallish greenish white flowers in summer. 20cm pots

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Passiflora - Fata confetto

Description: Gorgeous floriferous exotic climber with lovely scented lilac flowers with frilly corollas. Use on a trellis, arch or screen. Hardy to - 9 degrees.

Growing conditions: Sun / shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Passiflora - Purple Haze

Description: A lovely evergreen climber with fragrant soft mauve and purple flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Rubus fruticosus - Chester

Description: Self fertile exotic THORNLESS climber with small pink flowers then delicious black fruits in summer. Cut back canes after fruiting. Does extremely well in my garden.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Sinningia sellovii

Description: Tough exotic gesneriad, with pale green velvety leaves. Spikes of tubular coral flowers from red to orange all season. This plant attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Drought-tolerant. Containers.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Solanum jasminoides alba

Description: Scambling exotic climber with narrow lance shaped dark green leaves. It has fragrant white flowers all season.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 6m
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Solanum wendlandii

Description: A woody exotic climber with thorny lime green leaves. Clusters of large pale blue flwers in summer.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 120cm
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Stigmaphyllon ciliatum

Description: A delicate looking twining climber with lobed pale green leaves. It has moth like bright yellow flowers from summer to autumn.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 5m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Tecomanthe venusta

Description: A vigorous twining climber with waxy tubular flower. Flowers on old wood - prune in summer.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 10m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Thunbergia grandiflora

Description: A vigorous woody stemmed exotic climber with heart-shaped dark green leaves. Trumpet shaped pale blue flowers in summer.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 7m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Thunbergia gregorii

Description: A woody based perennial climber with furry heart-shaped leaves, large bright orange flowers. Very nice.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Vigna caracalla

Description: An interesting exotic climber from the pea family. It has clusters of scented yellow fading to lavender snail like flowers. Huge rootball so do not plant near foundations.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 5m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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R120.00  |   Buy now