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Butterfly Vine

Mascagnia macroptera

Pronunciation: mas-KAYN-ee-a mak-roh-TER-uh
SKU #04529
8-10

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OVERVIEW
Description This heat-loving evergreen vine produces a late spring display, with eye-catching clusters of bright yellow, orchid-shaped flowers against dark green foliage. Often blooms again in the fall. Seed pods have a papery butterfly-like appearance, giving this vine its name. Use on a trellis, or as a mounding shrub or sprawling ground cover.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring, repeating in summer and early fall.
Mature Size Twining stems quickly climb 10 to 12 ft. tall, with support.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Coral Vine (Antigonon); Lantana (Lantana); Plumbago (Plumbago); Poker (Kniphofia); Bulbine (Bulbine)
CARE
Care Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; will tolerate moderate drought. Prune for shape and structure in early spring. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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