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PlantFiles: Queen's Wreath, Bluebird Vine
Petrea racemosa

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petrea (PEE-tree-uh) (Info)
Species: racemosa (ray-see-MO-suh) (Info)

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ghostxx On Nov 11, 2007, ghostxx from Matthews, NC wrote:

will this grow in 28104

Positive Monocromatico On Nov 8, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

There´s little difference between this species and Petrea volubilis (Sandpaper Vine). The most reamrkable difference is the presence of brown scales under the P. volubilis´ leaves (trichomes), and the lack of them in P. racemosa. The shape (a shrub that can be educated as a vine), the colors, and the flowers are almost the same, just as the cultivation methods.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Vista, California
Boca Raton, Florida
Naples, Florida
Houston, Texas
La Vernia, Texas

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