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Beautiful!! I have decided I must have one of these.
Oh My! It grows in my zone and it's Fragrant too! Another GOTTA HAVE IT!
Going now to check if any vendors have it for sale! LOL.
This is a really great vine. I've been growing it here in Iowa for the past 25 years or so. It covers trellises on our house, on our lath house and on our screen house. We also have a vine growing up into a our 35-foot blue spruce. The contrast with the tree foliage when it blooms is spectacular. It self-sows in our gardens, just short of being weedy. I dig up the volunteers, pot them up and
After reading more about this plant ... as Beautiful as it is, I think I've totally changed my mind about growing it. If it is invasive in zone 5 and 7 I'd be afraid it would take over everything down here in zone 9 Florida. I have to check the Fla invasive species list to see if its there - Yep, it's a Catagory II invasive here in Florida. I will not be enjoying this one. :(
It's not invasive here in my Zone 5a garden, but I can see where it would be in warmer zones. If it should ever spread beyond our gardens and around our neighborhood, I would certainly stop growing it. I do welcome the volunteer plants, not only as gifts to friends, but as replacements for dead vines in our gardens. Typically, the life span of a vine here is five or six years.