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Bomarea: Named after a French botanist
Bomarea caldasii (Kunth) Asch. et Gräbn.
Vascular - Exotic
Scrambling vine that appears to be shade tolerant but does best in full sun.
A multi-stemmed vine in the lily family that twines around any available support. The stems arise from short underground rhizomes which bear numerous tubers. Flowers are clumped in a dense pendulous bunch of 15-20 together. Reddish on the outside and usually yellow with dark spots on the inside, the flowers develop into capsules about 2 cm in diameter. When ripe, these open to reveal bright orange seeds that are fleshy.
March, April, May, June, July
Main Flower Colour
Red / Pink
Other Flower Colour
May to August.
Reason For Introduction
Life Cycle Comments
Perennial vine that may die back over winter when exposed to severe frost.
Can reproduce by suckering from roots or by seed.
Fleshy bright orange seeds are produced in capsules
This page last updated on 26 Mar 2010