You can request
a “Hold Order” for Hardy Perennials and we will ship them
when it’s planting time in your zone. Otherwise, Hardy
Perennials can be kept in a cool or cold spot like an unheated
garage, cool cellar or outbuilding. Cover the pot and soil
with insulating material (burlap, clean rags, newspaper) and
check the soil every 2-3 weeks to make sure it doesn’t dry
out completely. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground
is open and no longer frozen. Dormant plants can endure
freezing temperatures in the spring as long as the plant
remains dormant without any green buds.
New Guinea Trumpet Vine (Tecomanthe dendrophila)
A fabulous woody climber that has the unique botanical ability to form blooms off its old woody stems. The bi-colored, 4" rose-red flowers have creamy white tips, which form in large umbels during late winter and spring. Give plenty of room to grow and witness a spectacular display unfold. This South Pacific native flowers well when we mimic its homeland conditions. Therefore, when the buds are forming, keep the plant well watered, imitating the rainy season. Flowering begins once the vine forms a rough bark, then blooms emerge from the same stem year after year.
Hardy to Zone 10 and higher for outdoors.
Full or partial sun, grows 4-8' in container, minimum temperature indoors 35º, spring bloomer.