Pseudocalymma alliaceum or ‘Garlic Vine’
Pseudocalymma alliaceum (syn. Mansoa alliaceae) or ‘Garlic Vine’ is an evergreen fast growing climbing plant or mounding creeper with mauve flowers.
The common name of ‘Garlic Vine’ comes from the leaves that when crushed or even brushed against release a smell a little liker garlic.
Grown for the flowers rather than anything else, this is not a widely grown species and can be difficult to find in nurseries.
Reaching around 10m in good conditions this is an alternative plant for growing over a pergola or for covering a fence. Best suited to warmer tropical climates. If left without support it will form a scrambling ground cover plant.
Seeds are sometimes available for sale online.