This year’s autumn is turning out to be a long, drawn-out affair – less rocket, more damp squib. But whatever the weather, a handful of plants are guaranteed to put on a firework display. Vitis coignetiae, the crimson glory vine, is among them, a sure-fire hit when it comes to blazing colour. You’ll need a bit of space to get the best out of this vigorous vine, but it’s perfect for sending scrambling through large trees and shrubs, especially evergreens that will provide a backdrop for the leaves as they change colour. The textural possibilities are endless – imagine the contrast with blue spruce (Picea pungens), lush tree ferns or a simple red-brick wall. Alas, one can’t look forward to a crop of grapes, as the berries of Vitis coignetiae are small and bitter, but then, one can’t have everything!
Categories: Climbers, Daily Flower Candy, Plants
3 comments On "Daily Flower Candy: Vitis coignetiae AGM"
Beautiful! Yes, the colours promised to be good, but rather gave up
really enjoying reading your blogs. What camera do you use for your images ? they are so sharp. Vitus Coignetiae is truly a magnificent colour
Well, the vitis was taken with my iPhone, most other pics with a Canon 450D. I keep meaning to upgrade, but can’t make a decision!