Notice

Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Climbers

The ability to climb and scramble over the ground or other plants is the only characteristic shared by plants in this category.

Abrus precatorius L.

Frost tender deciduous climber, the leaves consisting of numerous pairs of oblong leaflets, and red to pale purple, rarely white, flowers in spring, followed by oblong pods, to 6cm long.  To 3.5m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Aeschynanthus lamponga Miq.

Frost-tender, trailing evergreen perennial with ovate leaves and axillary clusters of tubular orange-red to scarlet flowers, to 5cm long, in summer.  To 30cm.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Aeschynanthus longicaulis Wall. ex R.Br.

Frost-tender. Semi-trailing perennial with oval, light green leaves, with dark marbling above and red beneath, and solitary, axillary, greenish-yellow flowers, with maroon-or brown-tinged throats, from summer to winter.  To 60cm by 90cm.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Aeschynanthus longiflorus (Blume) DC.

Frost-tender, robust, trailing, evergreen, epiphytic perennial with ovate leaves, to 16cm, and terminal clusters of dark red flowers, with orange-red lobes and a distinctive black-margined blotch, in summer.  To 80cm.  [RHSD, Don].

Aeschynanthus parasiticus (Roxb.) Wallich.

A frost-tender, trailing evergreen perennial shrub with lance-shaped leaves, to 10cm, and usually terminal clusters of large, drooping, crimson-scarlet and orange flowers in summer.  To 25cm spreading.  [RHSD, Don].

Aeschynanthus pulchra G.Don

Frost-tender, epiphytic climber with thin, rooting branches, oval, toothed, dark green leaves and terminal corymbs of 6-8, hooded, bright red flowers with a yellow throat from summer to winter.  [RHSE, Hortus].

Aeschynanthus pulchra G.Don var. majus

See Aeschynanthus pulchra G.Don for a description of the type.  Probably a variety of Aeschynanthus pulchra with larger flowers.  I have found no specific reference to this variety.

Aeschynanthus ramosissima Wall. ex R.Br.

Generally regarded as synonymous with Aeschynanthus parasiticus (Roxb.) Wallich. which see for a description.  The Gardeners Chronicle described A. ramosissimus as resembling A. grandiflora (A. parasiticus), but not such a strong grower and with a tendency to branch more than the type.  [Gard. Chron. 1841].

Aeschynanthus volubilis Jack

Frost-tender twining shrub with oval leaves and crimson flowers, sometimes born on axillary branchlets.  [Don].

Allamanda cathartica L.

Frost-tender, vigorous, evergreen climber with whorls of 3-4 lance-shaped leaves and axillary and terminal cymes of golden-yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers from summer to autumn.  To 16m.  [RHSE, Hortus]. 

Allamanda cathartica L. var. grandiflora L.H.Bailey & Raffill.

For a description of the species see Allamanda cathartica L.  Grandiflora freely produces flowers with trumpets almost twice as large as the type, sometimes more than 10cm across.  [RHSD]. 

Allamanda cathartica L. var. schottii L.H.Bailey & Raffill.

For a description of the species see Allamanda cathartica L.  Schottii has yellow trumpets with a dark striped throat.  Tends to be bushier than the species.  [RHSD]. 

Allamanda neriifolia Hook.

Frost-tender, semi-erect, evergreen semi-climber with oblong leaves in whorls of 2-5, and deep golden yellow flowers streaked with orange-red in summer.  To 1.5m.  [RHSD, Hortus]. 

Allamanada species unidentified [1]

Unidentified Allamanda species.

Allamanda species unidentified [2]

Unidentified Allamanda species.

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