Camptosema praeandinum

Common Name: camptosema 
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Fabaceae
Native Range: Argentina, Bolivia
Zone: 8 to 10
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: Seasonal bloomer
Bloom Description: Orange
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Hummingbirds


Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8-10 where it is best grown in evenly moist but well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Needs a support structure on which to grow.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Camptosema praeandinum is a vine-like shrub of the pea family that typically grows to 4-6’ tall. It is native to Argentina. It is noted for producing spikes of orange tubular pea-like flowers which bloom in racemes from the leaf axils of stems clad with alternate pinnate leaves.

Genus name comes from the Greek word kamptos meaning curved and sema meaning a standard in reference to curved appendages found on the bases of the petal standards.


No serious insect or disease problems.


Borders. Foundations.