Category: Vine - Deciduous
Zones: 6 to 9
Growth Rate: Fast
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Semi-evergreen to evergreen in higher zones. Opposite leaves, compound with 2 leaflets. Climbs by tendrils. Bright orange to red flowers, trumpet-shaped, fragrant, in late winter to early spring. Attracts hummingbirds.
'Tangerine Beauty' - J.C.Raulston selection, tangerine-colored flowers.
'Jekyll' - flowers orange on the outside and yellow inside, found by Dr. Dirr on Jekyll Island, GA, considered more evergreen and cold tolerant.
'Atrosanguinea' - deep red flowers, my favorite
Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 624 in 1753.
Synonym Anisostichus capreolata (L.) Bureau
Native to the eastern and central US.
Described in Catesby's Natural History Volume II plate 82.