Flowering creepers

Flowering climbers, the Clematis

Clematis are evergreen or deciduous flowering climbers. Belonging to the Ranunculaceae family, all the different species and varieties have a rich and colorful flowering in common. Small compound leaves of light color form the foliage, while the characteristic inflorescences are simple, flattened or tubular in shape. These plants are grown for ornamental purposes, to cover the trellises, walls and pergolas. The habit is vigorous and depending on the variety, the growth can be more or less fast. The soil suitable for Clematis is made up of fertile, well-drained soil. They love a sunny exposure and in summer with the beginning of flowering, it is advisable to administer a slow-release mineral fertilizer, to be alternated with a fertilizer for flowering plants.

Winter flowering, abundant and fragrant for the climbing plant called Winter Jasmine or St. Joseph’s Jasmine. Belonging to the Oleaceae family, they are flowering plants with a semi-climbing habit and initially they must be supported with special supports to grow on walls and trellises. The main feature of these plants is the flowering that occurs in winter before the leaves are released. In fact, they are flowering climberswith deciduous foliage, composed of small dark green leaves. The inflorescences are fragrant and yellow in color. They do not require special cultivation care, they adapt to all well-drained soils and grow both in full shade and in sunny areas. Watering should not be too frequent, except in summer, in autumn to help the Jasmine in winter, it is advisable to administer a slow release organic fertilizer.

Bignonia, flowering climbers

The plants of Bignonia are flowering climbers, belonging to the Bignoniaceae family, they are characterized by their vigorous posture and their very branched stem. The leaves are narrow, with slightly indented margins while the trumpet-shaped flowers can be of different colors, yellow, orange and red. Fast growing climbers, they also adapt to stony and poor soils, the important thing is to ensure good drainage. The specimens of Bignonia require a very sunny exposure but sheltered from the currents. Irrigation must be regular throughout the summer season and is drastically reduced with the arrival of winter. In spring, it is important to administer an organic or mineral slow release fertilizer,

Flowering creepers, Dregea sinensis

Evergreen leaves and climbing habit for the plant called Dregea sinensis, belonging to the Apocynaceae family. The foliage is heart-shaped, of an intense green color; from June to September, it produces small flowers gathered in umbrella-like inflorescences. Delicately scented, white with red streaks. Dregea sinensis grows in fertile, well-drained but not too humid soils. Exposure can be both in full sun and in partial shade, sheltered from strong currents. Irrigation is regular and frequent during the summer. Before the arrival of the spring season, to support the vegetative restart, it is useful to administer a manure fertilizer to be periodically alternated with an organic fertilizer for flowering plants.

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