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Pandorea Floribunda Yellow Flowered Wonga Vine Seeds
Packet of 20+ fluffy, light and feathery, super staticky hard to pack seeds!
This easy to grow native vine species looks amazing in full bloom.
It makes a great choice as an ornamental and it is popular all over the world, especially in the USA where I am told it is quite cold hardy.
The most commonly seen colour forms of Pandorea are pink, purple, white, burnt orange and cream where as this much less commonly seen species has cascades of beautiful pale yellow flowers with dark red to brown spotted throats and lovely aroma that seems to draw the native bees for miles.
There are hundreds of hybrid forms and named cultivars out there, but this the local native species and as such the seeds will breed true to form, generation after generation.
All I do is sprinkle the seeds on sandy soil, rake/stir the first 1cm with my fingers and water really well.
A month of so later they are all coming up at which point you can plant them next to a trellis or at the base of a tree that could do with a little jazzing up.
Doesn’t matter how hard you try to keep them evenly spaced, the seeds will always end up washed to ones side of the pot but as long as you divide them up early it isn’t an issue.
They handle transplanting quite well and I am yet to lose one by that stage.
Here in Queensland it is considered Pandorea floribunda as it is in NSW, but in many other places it is most commonly called Pandorea pandorana.
At one time or another it was known, or is still known, by the following botanical names.
Bignonia australis, Bignonia australis, Bignonia meonantha, Bignonia pandorae, Bignonia pandorana, Bignonia pandorea, Campsidium filicifolium, Campsis pandorana, Gelseminum ochroxanthum, Gelseminum pandorea, Pandorea acutifolia, Pandorea australis, Pandorea australis, Pandorea australis, Pandorea australis var. australis, Pandorea australis subsp. Linearis, Pandorea australis subsp. Linearis, Pandorea australis subsp. Meonantha, Pandorea australis subsp. meonantha, Pandorea australis subsp. Pandorea, Pandorea australis subsp. Pandorea, Pandorea australis var. meonantha, Pandorea australis var. Meonantha, Pandorea australis var. Oxleyi, Pandorea australis var. Oxleyi, Pandorea australis var. Rosea, Pandorea austro-caledonica, Pandorea ceramensis, Pandorea ceramica, Pandorea floribunda, Pandorea linearis, Pandorea oxleyi, Pandorea oxleyi, Pandorea pandorana, Pandorea pandorana,Pandorea pandorana, Pandorea pandorana subsp. Austrocaledonica, Pandorea pandorana subsp. Pandorana, Pandorea pandorana subsp. Timorensis, Pandorea poincillantha, Steenis subsp. pandorana, Steenis subsp. pandorana, Tecoma australis, Tecoma australis, Tecoma australis var. Australis, Tecoma australis var. Linearis, Tecoma australis var. Linearis, Tecoma australis var. Meonantha, Tecoma australis var. Meonantha, Tecoma australis var. Pandorea, Tecoma australis var. Pandorea, Tecoma austro-caledonica, Tecoma ceramensis, Tecoma diversifolia, Tecoma diversifolia, Tecoma filicifolia, Tecoma floribunda, Tecoma floribunda, Tecoma meonantha, Tecoma meonantha, Tecoma ochroxantha, Tecoma ochroxantha, Tecoma oxleyi, Tecoma oxleyi, Tecoma pandorana, Tecoma pandorana, or Tecoma pandorea.
It is also known by the common names spearwood, spearvine, wonga vine, wonga wonga, or even wonga wonga vine.
The timber from the vine was traditionally used for the very long woomera cast spears and it is easily straightened in a fire producing flexible yet really strong timber.
It could also be spliced and using resin several shorter pieces could be glued into one long spear.
I really like it, and so do the local critters and if you are wanting a very hardy native vine species that produces heaps of beautiful yellow flowers then it really is a great choice.
Locally wild harvested sustainably, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!