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)

Category:

Shrubs

Vines and Climbers

Height:

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)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Vista, California

Boca Raton, Florida

Naples, Florida

Houston, Texas

La Vernia, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

will this grow in 28104
Matthews,NC

Positive

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.