Asarina
Asarina purpusii 'Victoria Falls'

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

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Cambria, California

Richmond, California

Gainesboro, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

Positive

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

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.