Fragrant Snail Vine
Vigna caracalla 'Thomas Jefferson'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||VIG-nuh kar-uh-KAL-uh|
|Lore||On April 1, 1792, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Benjamin Hawkins about the Vigna caracalla, saying "The most beautiful bean in the world is the caracalla bean which, though in England a green-house plant, will grow in the open air in Virginia and Carolina."|
|Average Size at Maturity||Twining stems 15 to 20 ft. long.|
|Bloom Time||Purple flowers infused with white and creamy yellow, summer to early fall|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Provide well drained soil. Thrives in warm, humid conditions. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11