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Mexican Flame Vine (Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides 'Sao Paulo')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides Accepted
Senecio confusus Synonym

My first flowers!

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Posted by mellielong (Lutz, Florida - Zone 9b) on May 11, 2014 3:10 PM

I bought this plant late in summer when Select Seeds was having their big close-out sale. I wanted it because I had seen a Mexican Flame Vine at USF Botanical Gardens and it was a real butterfly magnet. I am a butterfly gardener and thought this would be perfect on a fence. I planted it late in the year but I made sure it got lots of water in the Florida heat so it could get established. But then, in the fall, I noticed it had disappeared. I figured I had killed it and I forgot about it. But late this winter, a mysterious vine started growing in the same place. It didn't look like any weed I recognized, so I thought maybe the Mexican Flame Vine had come back. Sure enough, it bloomed today and it has come back and is spreading rapidly up and down my fence! So a friendly heads-up that apparently this vine can go dormant for a while, but don't give up on it until you're sure it's not coming back.

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