Friday, 3 September 2021
An unusual herbaceous climber closely related to Wisteria. The dense clusters of pea flowers are an odd shade of terracotta and produced in summer. It grows from long strings of edible tubers which wander about underground over some distance but not enough to become a weed.
An easy and attractive hardy plant for any well drained soil in sun, best allowed to twine up through shrubs
A subtropical epiphyte that can, given enough shelter, grow outside in some parts of the UK. Try it on a tree-fern maybe? Otherwise a prime candidate for a cool frost-free greenhouse, being a relatively small species with neat rounded leaves and vivid red flowers.