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Products > Plants - Browse Alphabetically > Pandorea pandorana 'Golden Showers'
Pandorea pandorana 'Golden Showers' - Yellow Wonga Wonga Vine
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Bignoniaceae (Bignonias)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Pandorea pandorana 'Golden Showers' (Yellow Wonga Wonga Vine) - A vigorous evergreen twining vine with dark green divided leaves that are bronze tinged when first emerging. The yellow flowers with reddish-brown markings, looking like small foxgloves, are held on pendulous sprays over a long period from early spring (This selection blooms longer than the species). A good vine for covering chain link fences or on a trellis. Average garden irrigation. Hardy to 25 F. This plant came to us from the UCSC arboretum. The original selection of Pandorea 'Golden Showers' was made by the Australian National Botanic Gardens from a naturally occurring plant of Pandorea pandorana growing near Kempsey in New South Wales in 1967. The cultivar name 'Golden Showers' refers to the gold and reddish-brown pendulous inflorescences. The name for the genus is from Pandora of Greek mythology, who was the first mortal woman sent to earth by the gods - the name is derived from the Greek words 'Pan' meaning "all" and 'doran' meaning 'gift'. The French botanist Edouard Spach first used the name to describe the genus in 1840 reportedly because the fruit, a capsule with numerous brown winged seeds, somehow reminded him of Pandora’s Box. The specific epithet is also a reference to the same.  The information about Pandorea pandorana 'Golden Showers' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.