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Beginner Gardening: Snail Vine ?

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Philadelphia, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2001
4:19 AM

Post #2165

Hi Everyone,
I received some unusual vine seeds in trade and I decided to start a few of them. I have several baby snail vines germinating, to my surprise, and I should have read more about this vine before attempting to grow it for my zone. Has anyone in zones 5 through 7 grown this vine with success?...and how? you bring it indoors in the winter or heavily mulch the root zone if left outside? Here is a link with a picture about the vine, which is so beautiful.
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2001
3:46 PM

Post #78114

i bought this vine its beautiful-keeping it in the grenhouse to afraid to lose her!!! very different
Philadelphia, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2001
10:29 PM

Post #78248

Thanks! The vines are outside now in pots and they're taking I would love to see some flowers soon :)
I'll treat it like Passiflora and bring it indoors when it gets cooler in the Fall.
Serpent River

May 30, 2001
1:08 AM

Post #78283

hello there
i started some from seed last summer and successfully overwintered them , i potted some in a much larger pot with some fresh soil and the other pot i planted right in the ground. i live in canada which i know they wont overwinter so i will probably overwinter them again.
would love to see them flower though , love different looking plants and shapes of flowers.
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

May 30, 2001
2:13 AM

Post #78301

I grew mine in a pot, it rooted into the ground, grew up into a bird feeder and bloomed and made bean like seed. i cut it loose from the pole it was on, used a spade to free it's roots from the ground and brought what was left into the garage. it got watered about once a month and in the spring it put out new growth. i was so surprised.
Port Huron, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2001
3:28 AM

Post #78332

sounds like a very interesting vine
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2001
3:06 PM

Post #80037

mine are all in bloom-very different looking flowers!

June 5, 2001
3:04 PM

Post #80361

OOH...would love to have some seeds or cuttings of this if any available. Will pay you postage if anyone interested in sending me some. I love vines and this is very different. I'm in zone 7 so would like to give it a try here in Texas.
Thank you.
Wewahitchka, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 9, 2001
1:05 PM

Post #81755

I'd like to try it also. I had never heard of it before.
Florence, AL
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2001
3:20 AM

Post #81882

I'm growing this for the fisrt time this year. For those who want to look up more info, it's botanical name is Vigna caracalla, sometimes listed as Phaesolus caracalla. I have few seeds left, but I'll be sure to save as many as possible for anyone who wants them come fall. (Thompson and Morgan sells them----$6.00+ for FOUR seeds!)
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2001
12:55 PM

Post #82223

i payed 4.50 for my hanging vines!!!! already in bloom

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