|I purchased the vine from this company.....I've found Monrovia is a great company with a high quality product. Monrovia can be found at various plant centers around town. Mine was purchased from Mesquite Valley Growers. |
This high desert performer not only looks attractive in our desert landscape; it's also attractive to our hummingbird population. The flowers are bell shaped and this vine prefers FULL sun. It has an aggressive twining habit that will take over other plants or your trellis in no time. It's fast growing and can get quite large at around 30 feet. It takes regular watering at first, but once it's established it's a bit drought tolerant. During the winter, the vine drops its' leaves. In fact, it doesn't really look attractive at all so keep that in mind if you are thinking about purchasing this plant. This past year I had some issues with it as it didn't bloom for long in Spring.....so I did a hard cut to the ground and we'll see if this plant comes back up. I also added a little fertilizer to the ground. Otherwise it's a really nice vine to have around and it is highly recommended if you want something to be covered quickly in a sunny spot. You can prune in winter and it is recommended that you do so. I never had done it before so we'll see if my pruning did the trick this time. Gardening factor: Easy
Common vine for the Tucson area.