Lower South

March, 2001
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

'Tangerine Beauty' Crossvine
'Tangerine Beauty' crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) is a splendid perennial vine for our area. It grows to 30 feet or more with grabbing tendrils that quickly cover a fence, wall, or arbor. It bursts forth with a splendid early to mid-spring show of trumpet-shaped blooms in tantalizing shades of coral and orange. The plant grows best in USDA Zones 7-9. The shiny, dark green leaves are evergreen in the lower South and get a colorful purplish tint with the arrival of cool weather in the fall.

Shows & Events

Zilker Garden Festival
The annual Zilker Botanical Garden Festival on March 31 and April 1 (10 am to 6 pm) in Austin, Texas, is an extravaganza for gardeners of all ages and interests. This year one of Austin's finest outdoor flower festival and plant sales will include a multitude of booths offering plants, garden accessories, planting advice, and arts and crafts. Add to this food, live music, games for children, and advice from area radio and television personalities (including yours truly), and you've got one "can't miss" gardening event!



Proceeds go to support Zilker Botanical Garden and the Austin Area Garden Center. Call (512) 477-8672 for more information.

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