Family: Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Senecio confusa

Common Name: Mexican Flame Vine, Orange Glow Vine


Mexican Flame Flower (Senecio confusus) is a tender perennial vine with bright orange flowers. Reported to attract Monarch and other Butterfly's.

Plant TypeAnnuals, Perennial Tender, Tropical herbaceous Vines
Hardiness Zone9a-11
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny
Moistureaverage, moist
Soil & Siteaverage, moist
Flowersbright orange to dark orange, daisy-like
Leavesgreen, pointed
Stemsvine, twinning
Dimensions6-10 feet
Maintenancereported to readily reseed in warmer climates, can be cut back and over winter indoors
Propagationeasy from cuttings, seeds are reported to be more difficult
Native SiteMexico and Honduras
Misc FactsReported to have lots of nectar that attracts Monarch and other Flutterby's (Butterfly's). (syn Pseudogynoxus chenopodioides: Pseudogynoxus confusus)
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