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Products > Pandorea pandorana 'Delicado'
Pandorea pandorana 'Delicado' - Fineleaf Wonga Wonga Vine
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Bignoniaceae (Bignonias)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Cream & Red
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Pandorea pandorana 'Delicado' (Fineleaf Wonga Wonga Vine) An evergreen fine textured vine with small dark green divided leaves that are bronze tinged when first emerging. The inch wide tubular cream colored flowers with flared petals and reddish-brown markings on the interior looking like small foxgloves that are held on pendulous sprays over a long period from early spring. A nice delicate vine for covering a fence or on a trellis. Will grow in sun or shade but flowers best with at least part day sun. Give occasional garden irrigation. Hardy to 25 F. We believe we got this plant mistagged Podranea brycei at a Huntington Garden Plant sale in the 1980s and was later planted on a fence in the nursery garden. It was a bit of a mystery for years until we found a painting of it in Patricia Weare's book A Collection of Australian Wildflower Illustrations described as the variable western strain of Pandorea pandorana. To distinguish it from other Wonga Wonga vines in the nursery trade, including the yellow flowering cultivar Pandorea pandorana 'Golden Showers' that we also grow, we had dubbed this plant 'Delicado' for its delicate foliage.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Pandorea pandorana 'Delicado'.