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(syn. Cionura orephila) - evergreen climber from Yunnan. Strongly scented white flowers in late spring, early summer. Frost hardy, losing leaves below -5°C
Height - to 3m (10ft)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - twining climber producing umbels of waxy, star-shaped flowers 1cm (½in) across
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Against a wall - will enjoy the protection of a sunny wall
Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - southwestern China
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - in frost prone areas. Use loam-based compost (JI No. 3) in full light
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Scented Plants - Scented flowers
Seasonal Interest - Summer
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
Marsdenia oreophila - Growing Guide
Vermin & Pest Control
SB Plant Invigorator
This is a non-biological non-chemical plant insecticide and mildewcide. Works against the physical motion of the insect. Perfect for all plants and edible crops.
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included