Strophanthus Petersianus - Indigenous South African Vine / Climber - 10 Seeds

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Strophanthus is a genus of 35-40 species of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae, native mainly to tropical Africa, extending to South Africa, with a few species in Asia, from southern India to the Philippines and southern China. The name (strophos anthos, "twisted cord flower") derives from the long twisted threadlike segments of the corolla, which in one species (S. preussii) attain a length of 3035 cm. The genus includes vines, shrubs and small trees. The leaves are opposite or whorled, simple broad lanceolate, 220 cm long, with an entire margin.

"Sand Forest Poison Rope", scrambling shrub, creamy white flower, pinkish red on outside, dangling petal lobes flowering in Spring, traditionally thought to be a charm against evil. Sow Spring.

USDA Zone - 10

Season to Sow - Spring


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