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 .

Aristolochia gigantea

Common name: Dutchmans pipe

Description: A vigorous unusual exotic climber with broad triangular dark green leaves. Huge veined maroon and brown flowers with white markings. Long flowering period.
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Bauhinia yunnamense

Common name: Climbing Chinese orchid tree

Description: A gorgeous fast growing woody exotic climber with cleft heart-shaped leaves. Five petaled pink flowers. Hardy to -5 degrees. Waterwise.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Beaumontia grandiflora

Common name: Easter lily vine

Description: A robust woody exotic climber with dark green leaves. Large fragrant white flowers all season. Our vine flowers all year in our garden. 25cm pots
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Dalechampia dioscoreifolia

Common name: Bowtie vine

Description: A gorgeous rare exotic vine with heart shaped leaves. Showy red flowers with purple bracts.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Dolichos purpureus

Common name: Lab lab bean

Description: A tough twining African climber with large purple backed leaves. Lilac flowers then edible maroon beans.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides

Common name: Mexican flame vine

Description: A fast growing climber with soft lime green leaves. Dramatic fragrant daisy like flowers are a dazzling orange. Attract butterflies and bees. Plant up a trellis, an obelisk or cascading from a large hanging basket.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Fuchsia alpestris

Common name: Brazilian climbing fuchsia

Description: A lax exotic climber with long narrow dark green leaves. Pendant red and purple flowers. Supposedly the best climbing fuchsia. Plants still small
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Ipomoea acuminata - Monas Blue

Common name: Monas morning glory

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.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Ipomoea lobata

Common name: Spanish flag

Description: Delicate annual exotic climber, crimson stems and toothed leaves, dense racemes of scarlet flowers in autumn. Propagate from seeds.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Lophospermum erubescens

Common name: Creeping gloxinia

Description: A fast growing Mexican climber with downy heart shaped green leaves and trumpet shaped pink flowers in summer. Birds and bees
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Mandevilla laxa

Common name: Chilean jasmine

Description: A vigorous, woody, twining vine. Fragrant white trumpet flowers, good for cut flowers, are borne in profusion in summer. Prune in late winter.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Mansoa alliacea

Common name: Garlic vine

Description: A twining vine with garlic scented bright green leaves. Sprays of tri colour lavender flowers in spring and autumn. Take care with pruning.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Maurandya barclayana

Common name: Climbing snapdragon

Description: A tough exotic climber with soft green leaves and tubular purple flowers all season. Use for an obelisk, as a screen of as a ground cover.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Passiflora - Betty Myles Young

Common name: Passion flower

Description: A vigorous exotic climber with bowl shaped dark lilac flowers. Bees love it. Hardy to -5 degrees.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Passiflora - Fata confetto

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Description: Gorgeous floriferous exotic climber with lovely scented lilac flowers with frilly filaments. Use on a trellis, arch or screen. Hardy to - 9 degrees.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Passiflora - Marie Rosa

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

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Description: A lovely evergreen climber dark green palmate leaves and fragrant soft mauve and purple flowers.
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Passiflora - White wedding

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Description: A vigorous climber with large well shaped scented pure white flowers. Prune back in spring. Hardy to -5.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Rubus fruticosus - Chester

Common name: Thornless blackberry

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.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Sinningia sellovii

Common name: Hardy red gloxinia

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.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Solandra maxima

Common name: Cup of Gold

Description: A vigorous woody exotic climber with dark green glossy leaves. Chalice-like flared yellow flowers in winter. Attracts bats.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Solanum jasminoides alba

Common name: Chilean potato vine

Description: Scambling exotic climber with narrow lance shaped dark green leaves. It has fragrant white flowers all season.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Solanum wendlandii

Common name: Paradise flower

Description: A woody exotic climber with thorny lime green leaves. Clusters of large pale blue flwers in summer.
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Stigmaphyllon ciliatum

Common name: Orchid vine

Description: A delicate looking twining climber with lobed pale green leaves. It has moth like bright yellow flowers from summer to autumn.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia grandiflora

Common name: Blue sky flower

Description: A vigorous woody stemmed exotic climber with heart-shaped dark green leaves. Trumpet shaped pale blue flowers in summer.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia grandiflora alba

Common name: White sky flower

Description: A vigorous woody stemmed exotic climber with heart-shaped dark green leaves. Trumpet shaped pale blue flowers in summer.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia gregorii

Common name: Orange clock vine

Description: A woody based perennial climber with furry heart-shaped leaves, large bright orange flowers. Very nice.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Vigna caracalla

Common name: Snail vine

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.
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R75.00  |   Buy now