With beautiful leathery twisting stems and rich fernlike leaves, Pink Trumpet Vine or Podranea ricasoliana is a vining shrub or climber. It has clusters of beautiful pink flowers. It is part of the Bignoniaceae family of plants. It is native to Africa. They also call it Port St. John’s Creeper, Port St. John’s Kilmop.
The stems grow fast if killed by freezing temperatures. It does not have tendrils. The leaves are compound and glossy. Flowers are trumpet-shaped grow at the tips of the branches. Podranea ricasoliana flower in the summer. The fruit is a long narrow capsule. The seeds are brown and flat.
How to grow Podranea ricasoliana or Pink Trumpet Vine:
Grow it in the sun. Plant it in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Trim it back after flowering. It can grow to 7m or 20ft. Prefers well-drained soil. It tolerates heat when it is established. Propagate by seed, cutting, or layering.