Heavenly Ascent® Holboellia Vine
Holboellia brachyandra 'HWJ1023'
Pronunciation: hol-BEL-lee-uh brak-ee-AN-druh
|Description||Exotic, highly scented, large, waxy, white flowers with a deep purple tint towards the base emerge in spring along this vigorous evergreen climber. The deliciously fragrant blooms evoke the sweet scent of fresh melons, producing somewhat elongated, edible, purplish fruits, when pollinated.|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; twining stems reach 20 ft. tall, with support.|
|Special Features||Showy Fruit, Edible|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Companion Plants||Turtlehead (Chelone); Bee Balm (Monarda); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)|
|Care||Provide well-drained, humus-rich soil, with support of an arbor or trellis; shelter from harsh, drying winds. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize regularly during the growing season. Lightly prune tips to shape; leave newer stems to mature for next years bloom.|
|Lore||Holboellia is commonly called sausage vine because of their bright purple or pink sausage-shaped, edible fruit, somewhat resembling a sausage. The are a member of the Lardizabalaceae, which also includes the fragrant Akebia (chocolate vine), and Decaisnia.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.