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Senecio confusus - Mexican Flame Vine

Senecio confusus is a spectacular red flowered tropical vine. The Mexican Flame Vine will do its best in a frost free area, though it can sometimes recover from the roots underground into zone 8 if the base is protected with enough mulch. The top will die back with the first frost. The Mexican Flame Vine will do well in full sun to partial shade. Scenecio confusus prefers regular water and good soil. With good conditions Senecio coufusus will grow to 10 feet or more, but the Mexican Flame Vine is more typically about 6-8 feet tall and wide. I have seen Senecio confusus used to good effect as a groundcover attracting the Painted Lady Butterflies and White Checkered Skippers. Senecio confusus is a nice addition to the butterfly garden

Image of Senecio confusus

Red flowers of Senecio confusus - Mexican Flame Vine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.