Drenched in fragrance and draped languorously over a fence or pergola, wisteria is a beguiling charmer with hypnotizing power. If you live in regions like the American South, you know this plant has a will of it's own. Here it takes root and can be found in springtime working its way horizontally across powerlines. Sometimes seen vertically up anything that stands still long enough. And, it’s long-lived, too. It’s not unusual to see a specimen that’s at least 50 years old. All of that said, wisteria is easily controlled (and flowering is encouraged) by regular pruning.
Here are a few really spectacular varieties from which to choose, each with huge, cascading flower clusters. If you’re not sure which one would work best for your particular conditions, ask in the comment section. Or, better yet, consult with your local garden center (find one close to youright here.)