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Jacquemontia Species, Blue Bell, Blue Bindweed, Blue Liana

Jacquemontia pentantha

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Jacquemontia (jak-MON-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: pentantha (pen-TAN-tha) (Info)
Synonym:Convolvulus azureus
Synonym:Convolvulus canescens
Synonym:Convolvulus pentanthus
Synonym:Jacquemontia azurea
Synonym:Jacquemontia bifida


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Other details:

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Cape Coral, Florida

Miami, Florida

Palm Beach, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Punta Gorda, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Coushatta, Louisiana

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 4, 2017, ilopez from Miami, FL wrote:

I recently bought one from a native nursery. I saw a picture of it on the internet and had to have it. Was so happy when I found it, but it hasn't had any flowers as of yet. I can't wait!!!!!!


On May 6, 2017, Anton15 from Hong Kong,
Hong Kong wrote:

Absolutely delightful, delicate climber with stunning violet blue to blue flowers. Even though it has small, short lived flowers there is a constant succession of flowers from the small clusters of buds. The flowers are easily seen from some distance. So intense is the colour and the numbers of flowers during the main flowering season the vine is more or less completely covered in blue. Flowers open facing the sun in the early morning and are gone by midday. Like magic the next morning they make another mass appearance. On overcast rainy days the flowers don't open but generally appear in the dry, sunny season in the tropics. Worth remembering that the vine only flowers facing the sun and in the morning. So depending on the arc of the sun if your fence (support) is a boundary it may only... read more


On Feb 26, 2008, amygirl from Lafayette, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:

Jacquemontia pentanthos, sky blue clustervine, is native to the Florida Keys. It prefers a sunny location. It is easily grown from cuttings. I believe that the plant is protected in Florida, so do not collect any wild-growing material. It never produces heavy, woody stems and is an excellent vine for a chainlink type of fence.


On Nov 27, 2007, artcons from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Skyblue cluster vine is a fast growing, twining vine, with stems to 6 feet or more in length. A beautiful shade of blue, blooming most of the year in S Florida, but much stronger in fall and early winter months.

Provides food for birds. Nectar plant for nessus sphinx (Amphion floridensis), tantalus sphinx (Aellopus tantalus) and tersa sphinx (Xylophanes tersa) moths.

Skyblue clustervine is widely planted outside of its historic range and is escaping from cultivation. Also, it can be fairly aggressive in cultivation.

It is listed as endangered by the State of Florida.