Cryptolepis sanguinolenta is a climbing shrub producing thin stems up to 8 metres long that scramble over the ground and twine into other plants for support.
||Cryptolepis sanguinolenta - Plant
||4 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Cryptolepis sanguinolenta is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. An extract from the root is traditionally used in West Africa to treat malaria. The alkaloid cryptolepine is a potent antimalarial.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Wax Leaved Climber, Indian sarsaparilla
|Maximum Reachable Height
||1.50 to 2.00 feet
||July to September
||easy to grow
Planting and care
Tolerates some drought. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils. Roots are winter hardy to USDA Zone 5, but top growth is only reliably winter hardy to USDA Zone 7. Thus, stems will often die to the ground in the cold winters of Zones 5 and 6, with roots surviving to push up new stems in spring.
Cryptolepis sanguinolenta care
Dark Knight features a profuse, shrub-covering bloom of fragrant, deep bluish-purple flowers in terminal and axillary clusters (cymes) from late summer into fall. Ovate to lance-shaped, dull green leaves (to 1.5 long) are silvery below. May be found sold under that name Black Knight .
|| well-drained soil
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Cryptolepis sanguinolenta special feature
Perennial borde Shrub borde Very effective in large groups or massed. Also effective as a low hedge. Valued for its late summer to fall flowers when few other shrubs are in bloom.
Cryptolepis sanguinolenta uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose