Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Living Wall and Green Roof Plants for Florida - Thunbergia grandiflora

Living walls have many benefits.

Living walls sequester Carbon, take in Carbon Dioxide (CO2), produce much needed oxygen, O2, provide habitat to wildlife in the Urban Core (essential to city wildlife), filter stormwater, cool the air and fights heat island effect, promotes shade, beauty and a sense of place to urbanites.

Some living walls are made from vertical trays, others are fence-like supports for vines.

One of the most beautiful living wall vine plants I've seen is Thunbergia grandiflora, or blue sky vine.

Living Wall Vine Thunbergia grandiflora image


Thunbergia is the perfect vine for shading summer heat (as it is a summer grower) and allowing winter sun to filter in through the windows for warmth (Thunbergia is deciduous and drops leaves in the winter).

A fast grower yet non-invasive this species makes a perfect living wall vine.

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Happy Green Roofing and Living Walls!

Kevin

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