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Senecio confusus /Mexican Flame Vine

Senecio confusus  / Senecio confusus
Bright orange red flower and foliage
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Bright orange red flower and foliage

Showy, red flower

Vine growing on a garden structure

Ruby-red flowers

Flowers in late summer

Flowers borne on long stems growing above the foliage

Monarch butterfly on flower

Flowers and dense foliage

Typical heavy flowering in late summer

Vine growing on a structure at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum in Baton Rouge

Striking orange-red flowers

Monarch butterfly getting nectar

Gulf Fritillary butterfly feeding on flower

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Scientific Name: Senecio confusus
Common Name: Mexican Flame Vine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: None
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This vine blooms over a long period although there are normally only a few flowers at one time. The prominent bright orange-red flowers are quite striking and are a point of conversation when the vine is in bloom. Provide a fertile, well drained soil and full sunlight for best performance.