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 fimbriata

Common name: Fringed dutchmans pipe

Description: Rare unusual prostrate trailer. Rounded leaves with silver veining, small yellow and maroon balloon like flowers. Attracts butterflies. Container plant. A collectors item.
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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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Common name: Bleeding heart

Description: A gorgeous West African twining climber with smooth edged dark green leaves. Terminal clusters of red and white flowers in summer
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Cobaea scandens alba

Common name: White Cathedral bell

Description: A vigorous seemingly delicate exotic climber. Green leafed with branched tendrils, fragrant cream aging to greenish flowers from summer to autumn - although mine seem to flower throughout the winter months as well.
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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

Dioscorea discolor

Common name: Ornamental yam

Description: A rare tuberous exotic climber with colourful variegated foliage. Pointed heart shaped leaves and clusters of white flowers in summer. Collector's item.
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R300.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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R40.00  |   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

Lonicera periclymenum

Common name: Common honeysuckle

Description: A fast growing climber with scented red flushed cream flowers. Prune back well just after flowering.
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R120.00  |   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

Lophospernum erubescens alba

Common name: White creeping gloxinia

Description: A fast growing Mexican climber with downy heart shaped green leaves and trumpet shaped white flowers in summer. Birds and bees
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R150.00  |   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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R90.00  |   Buy now

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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R120.00  |   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

Maurandya barclayana - alba

Common name: White Climbing snap dragon

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.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Common name: Virginia creeper

Description: A vigorous exotic climbing ivy with dark green three lobed green leaves with gorgeous autumn foliage. Adhesive tendrils allow the climber to cling to walls. Small white flowers in summer followed by dark berries.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Passiflora - Cary

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Description: A new exotic climber with dark purple flowers all season. A good container plant.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Passiflora - Constance Elliot

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Description: A vigorous exotic climber with bowl shaped white flowers in summer. Bees love it. Hardy to between -5 and - 10 degrees.
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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 - Iris

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Description: Floriferous climber with deep blue purple flowers all season. Good for a container
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R150.00  |   Buy now

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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R90.00  |   Buy now

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  |   Buy now

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

Passiflora x violaceae

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Description: A vigorous exotic climber with five lobed leaves. Large bowl shaped violet purple flowers from summer to autumn. Hardy to -8*
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R150.00  |   Buy now

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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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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R120.00  |   Buy now

Stictocardia beraviensis

Common name: Hawaiian sunset vine

Description: A fast growing exotic vine with large heart shaped velvety leaves. Tri-coloured orange flowers. Very tender
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R150.00  |   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

Wisteria sinensis

Common name: Japanese wisteria

Description: A woody based exotic climber with pendant racemes of fragrant blue flowers in spring. Train on a wall, over an arch or free-standing.
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R200.00  |   Buy now