You can have walls with splashes of colour in your conservatory with these vibrant exotic climbers.
Don’t waste the back wall of your conservatory – it could be a good place for stunning, exotic climbing plants that you can’t grow outdoors, if you add enough support for them. Jasmines, passionflowers, gardenias, even the papery bracts of bougainvillea can be grown, making the conservatory lush, colourful and perhaps a reminder of Mediterranean holidays abroad.
Many of these climbers will like a conservatory that is hot in summer and heated in winter. The Mexican blue palm (Brahea amata) has foliage of an attractive steely blue, and there are several bouganvilleas you can try that would provide a dramatic contrast, including Bouganvillea x buttiana ‘Raspberry Ice’ with variegated leaves and cerise bracts or ‘Poulton’s Special’, with magenta-rose bracts, and has an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Another variety, ‘African Sunset’ has orange bracts.