A deciduous climber which is not reliably hardy in this country and can usually only be grown successfully in a. It is a familiar sight on the Mediterranean coasts where the carmine-rose cover many walls and buildings in summer. glabra is the best known species and should be given plenty of water in summer. It is best planted in the soil of the rather than in and may be trained on wires fixed to the roof. A minimum winter temperature of 45-50 degrees F is desirable. Increase by 4 in. long of half-ripe shoots in August.