Old hybrid heirloom with a more hopeful than accurate name originally from the great Ed Hummel, with some experts declaring this to have a P. tuxla parent, while others suggest this is more correct as P. erubescens 'Burgundy.' Whatever. This vigorous, time-proven very reliable self-branching stout vine is beautifully shingled with a multitude of rosy/purplish hued waxy thick spade-shaped leaves on stout scandent stems. Still popular for it makes a bold statement in less than ideal locations. Most dramatic when allowed to slowly climb, but equally beautiful in a hanging basket or individual container. Is it "red"? --not by current standards; but it was certainly more rosy toned than any thing else in the Philo tribe offered in the 1940s which was its heyday.
Out of Stock until possibly August 2018
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×