Diplodenia climbing plant
by Helen (website owner)
Diplodenia picture climbing a wall
These pictures of a beautiful climbing plant called diplodenia is one of my Cyprus gardening success stories.
I wanted something colorful to grow against the stone wall at the front of our house, a plant that could withstand intense full sun in summer but also strong winds and part-shade in winter.
So off I went to a local garden centre last December and the knowledgeable local who ran it advised me to buy a diplodenia - not that he called it that in Greek!
It has rubbery leaves, lives in a pot and entwines its way up a trellis in no time. In March, it starts to flower...and flower...and flower. Literlaly non-stop until early October when the half the leaves turned yellow (I thought the plant was dying!) drop off and new growth buds start to emerge ready for next spring.
A friend told me the name of this amazing climbing plant so I looked it up and found lots of pictures just like my diplodenia. I can strongly advise anyone who thinks they will kill any plant to try this one. It's bomb-proof and they come in lots of different colours.
I think this particular variety is a mass flowering version as the one my friend has only produces a fraction of the blooms compared to this diplodenia.