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PlantFiles: Red Wing
Heteropterys glabra

Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Heteropterys (het-er-OP-ter-iss) (Info)
Species: glabra (GLAY-bruh) (Info)

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive smallfriar On Sep 19, 2009, smallfriar from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

I had wanted this plant for some time after seeing one growing in South Texas, but wasn't sure if it would be cold hardy. A gardener friend in Austin offered me a seedling she had grown this spring, and it is now a foot tall and ready to be planted out. She also sent me seed, which have sprouted, and I'm hoping can be put out next spring. I found that there's a smallish Red Wing growing in the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, so I'm hoping mine will do well here in North Texas.

Positive tacm On Sep 7, 2009, tacm from Mansfield, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have had this plant for 2 years and LOVE it! It's pretty much evergreen for me. I grow it in part shade.....gets light but not much sun. It has survived on rain and whatever water it gets from my neighbor's watering run off. It has the most interesting flowers. Haven't had any problems with it popping up anywhere else.
It's been used to trail up a fence, but am going to try to prune it back and let it get alittle more dense. I am considering using it to replace my crossvine that has become a nusance.
Purchased it from a local nursery, but haven't seen it anywhere else


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama
Fort Worth, Texas
Lake Jackson, Texas
Mansfield, Texas
Plano, Texas

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