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PlantFiles: Asarina
Asarina purpusii 'Victoria Falls'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Asarina (ass-ar-ee-na) (Info)
Species: purpusii (pur-PUSS-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Victoria Falls

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral cocoloba On Jul 14, 2009, cocoloba from St John's
Antigua and Barbuda (Zone 10a) wrote:

no rating these as a freebee (gosh don't you love those) but saw today it could be in a hanging pot..easy to grow ?

Positive Pagancat On Oct 12, 2008, Pagancat from (Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Unique colored flowers - rose, cerise almost - in bright lime green calyxes have a really eye-catching contrast. It's been a great vine for me this summer, despite my rather inconsistent watering practices. Blooms typically appear on ends of vines.

Ivy like leaves - leaves might be a bit bigger (see pictures) if it had more water and little less sun (southeastern exposure).Uses stems of leaves to twine with - can climb if trained but doesn't normally.

Not hardy in 6b, will bring inside to over-winter.

Neutral smiln32 On Dec 31, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Arching branches bear pink flowers all season. Flowers are trumpet shaped and pendulous. Great for containers and hanging baskets. Branches can reach 2' in length.


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

Cambria, California
Richmond, California
Gainesboro, Tennessee

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