Common names: Hawaiian Bell, Hawaiian Sunset Vine, Braveheart Vine and "spottedheart"
Latin name: Stictocardia beraviensis, Ipomoea beraviensis.
Stictocardia beraviensis is a beautiful flowering vine. The species is found at the edge of water systems in tropical and subtropical evergreen seasonal forests as well as tropical botanical gardens.
Widely cultivated in Pacific everyone loves the dramatic colours of this blossom. This flower has splendid rich tones that are a marvel to see. Stictocardia beraviensis, or Hawaiian Sunset Vine is definitely a must in any tropical collection.
* super-fast growing, can cover a fense, trellis, arbor or any unwanted views within a few weeks to a couple months
* takes both fun sun and shade, even deep shade
* beautiful, tri-colour, sunset-bright scented flowers, 2-3" wide, will bloom in shade as well
* large tropical-looking velvet leaves, so pleasant to touch, heart-shaped, that can grow as wide as 1 ft in diameter in filtered light and 5-6" in diameter if planted in full sun
* blooms sporadically year round, with profuse splashes around March, June, September, and (most important!) December-January
* Relatively cold hardy, will take a few hours of light frost, and will come back from roots if killed with longer periods of cold
* can be grown in container and easily controlled
This evergreen climber with gorgeous blooms and lush big leaves is grown all over the Tropics and some subtropical areas. It is related to the Morning Glory with fast growing thick stems and fleshy heart shaped leaves. Cup shaped flowers emerge at the leaf axils in clusters and are 2-3"across, bright crimson with yellow and orange streaking. They are scented and last a day or two. Leaves are large, growing in shade up to 10-12" wide, dark green and velvet, it is very ornamental"
Stictocardia tiliifolia (Desr.) Hallier f.
It is a lovely Perennial "introduced" to Hawaii
Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants