This scrambling plant can be seen in the west corridor of the Glasshouses.
The bell-shaped flowers of Canarina canariensis provide a clue that this is a member of the Campanulaceae, or bellflower family. There are only three species of Canarina, which occur in the Canary Islands and East Africa. This species is from the Canary Islands where it twines through neighbouring plants to display 6-lobed, orange-red, heavily veined flowers throughout the winter months. C. canariensis is a tuberous species which will reach 2m in height. It has thick, robust stems, and lance-shaped or angular leaves. This is a frost-tender species which requires glasshouse cultivation here in Cambridge, and is summer-dormant.