Appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. In St. Louis, it is best grown as an annual vine. New plants may be purchased in spring each year. Common name:
Sky blue cluster vine, sky blue clustervine, jacquemontiaColor:
Lavender blueBloom time:
August to SeptemberHeight:
15.00 to 30.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Large rose canes can be cut back by as much as two thirds, and smaller ones to within 6 to 12 inches of the ground.When you transplant your plants, be sure to dig a much bigger hole than you think you need and add plenty of organic matter such as compost or aged manure.Sunlight:
Full sun to part shadeSoil:
well-drained soil Water:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
- Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
- A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
- Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean.
Trellises, arbors, fences or other structures in areas where winter hardy. Hanging baskets and other containers when grown as an annual. Houseplant. UseOrnamental use:
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for scale, spider mites and whiteflies.