Description for Petrea volubilis albiflora
With drooping flower clusters reminiscent of wisteria, this tender tropical queen wreathes herself in a royal floral display in cycles from spring to fall.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Purple wreath, queen wreath||Purple||Seasonal bloomer||6.00 to 12.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Words such as â€˜spectacularâ€™ and â€˜stunningâ€™ have been used to described Petrea volubilis, and thatâ€™s not hype. This woody plant, also known as Queenâ€™s Wreath and Sandpaper Vine, produces impressive masses of blue-purple flowers displayed above paler star-shaped calices several times a year and bears a similarity to the wildly-popular temperate vine, Wisteria.
|Full Sun||Well drained soil||Medium||25-30 degree||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Petrea volubilis albiflora
- Petrea is not only native across a huge range from southern Mexico into South America and the Caribbean Basin, but it has also been introduced to many areas of the tropics and subtropics. The common name Sandpaper Vine is a reference to the rough surface of the plantâ€™s dark green leaves.
Typical uses of Petrea volubilis albiflora
Special features: Spectacular flowering vine for pergolas, fences, trellises or porches. Also effective in hanging baskets.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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