• a close up of the Wonga Wonga vine

    The Wonga Wonga Vine

    15th November 2014Stephanie's BlogStephanie Donaldson

    wonga wonga vine in flower This is the Aboriginal name for the climbing vine Pandorea pandorana – and absolutely nothing to do with loan companies or money. We spotted several plants when we were walking in the Mount Buffalo National Park in Victoria where there was a quite noticeable variation in flower colour between the different plants. It is very lovely and as it is hardy to minus 5 degrees it might be worth growing in a very sheltered garden or a conservatory. It flowers early (April) so it might struggle a bit except in a very mild year or an exceptionally sheltered spot. offers several varieties. a close up of the Wonga Wonga vine