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PlantFiles: Crista de Galo
Camptosema grandiflora

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camptosema
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)

4 vendors have this plant for sale.

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter


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

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive popper1 On Dec 29, 2009, popper1 from Lakeland, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Very nice, rare, woody vine. This plant needs a sturdy support, it is woody and gets heavy. Trifoliate leaves. Bright red flowers on hanging, 12-18" inflorescences appear in winter & early spring. Flowers profusely once it gets some size.


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

Mulberry, Florida

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