• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Self-clinging stems slowly reach 10 to 15 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Lustrous Flowering Vine
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ski-zo-FRAG-muh
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Self-clinging stems slowly reach 10 to 15 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist soils. Provide support such as a trellis, arbor or large tree for self-adhering stems to climb. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply a general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This fantastic and unusual plant was shared with Dan Hinkley from Gotemba Nursery in 2000, though he had first seen it and fell under its charms in 1995. "I think it's a sensational plant... great foliage all summer as well as a season of flowers. The vividness of the variegation is what I find extraordinary. There's nothing wishy-washy about it at all." - Daniel J. Hinkley


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