The Male Member PlantMonday, February 27, 2012
For more pictures of plants like this one and how I made them, look here. This one is called Rhodochiton atrosanguineum and it is a little vine that is not hardy in BC. You either plant it from seed every year or find it in a good nursery. Its other name is purple bell vine.
When people come to look at the garden my wife always warns me. She warns me, particularly when our visitors might be little old ladies. I steer them in the direction of Rhodochiton atrosanguineum and I tell them, “Ladies here you have the Male Member Plant.” They invariably smile, giggle and snicker.