Category: Tropicals and Tender Perennials Vines and Climbers
Height: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Pink Blue-Violet Violet/Lavender Purple White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall
Other details: Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
On Jan 13, 2007, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:
I received seeds for this vine and they sprouted and grew quickly. This vine has very dense coverage and I've noticed numerous sulphurs (butterflies) like to roost amongst the dense foliage. Have never seen a butterfly nectaring from the blooms though. It is a very prolific bloomer and seeder. I get gobs of seedlings from fallen seed!!!
The vine stays somewhat compact but the tendrils can really wrap themselves tightly around whatever is within it's reach. I've had to cut back numerous thick branches of it as they latched onto my nearby citrus trees and started growing all over them before I realized it!!! If anyone needs a dense vine for privacy this would be the one to grow!
Not sure if the weather or soil is agreeable but they really have grown wild lately. Love the lavender colored blooms :o)
On Jun 26, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
What I like about this vine is it is an 'orderly' grower. It won't take over and crowd out other plants and you don't have to cut it back. The flowers are lovely and the berries are a real plus. They have been known to die from frost down here for me--so I start seeds in the late spring--and protect one plant every winter. One of my favorite vines. The USDA Plants data base lists it as native to Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Virgin Islands; I've also heard otherwise.
On Apr 2, 2005, artcons from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:
I grew mine from cuttings spring 04. It's growing from a three gallon pot at the base of a trellis. So far it hasn't wandered too far, but that might be due to the pot. It's an attractive vine with clusters of delicate leaves. The flowers are very fragrant, but not overpowering. It produces berries during the winter which mockingbirds seem to love. The plant is a good grower considering it's in a pot.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Pirkkala, Temecula, California Bartow, Florida (2 reports) Boca Raton, Florida De Land, Florida Heathrow, Florida Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports) Lake Park, Florida Lakeland, Florida Lisbon, Florida Melrose Park, Florida North De Land, Florida Palm Bay, Florida Palm Beach Shores, Florida Panama City Beach, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida South Venice, Florida Tampa, Florida Ainaloa, Hawaii Latimer, Mississippi Madison, Mississippi Belton, Texas Houston, Texas Muniz, Texas