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Corkscrew Vine
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Corkscrew Vine

Vigna caracalla
Snail vine is a unique flower redolent with the fragrance of lilies and hyacinths. A heat-loving tropical vine that blooms from late summer to fall, the flowers displaying captivating swirling forms reminiscent of nautilus shells. Overwinter dormant in northern areas for even more blooms the following year.
SKU #S1381
$6.00
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Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
5
Lifecycle
Annual; tender perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
9,
10
Annual Hardiness
Tender Annual
Mature Size
12-20' h x 3-4' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
White turning to purple
Features
Great for containers
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Just cover; scarify using a file to break through the seed coat, about halfway around the seed.
Sprout Time:
14-28 days
Seed To Bloom:
16 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Recommended. Sow indoors in pots 8 weeks before last frost date. Keep at 65-75°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Sow in place about 2 weeks after last springtime frost in long growing season areas (zones 9+).
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
Set outside once temperatures remain above 55°F.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Snail vine will do best in full sun with rich, moist but well-drained soils. As this fragrant vine climbs by twining stems, provide a trellis or other supports. Great for the patio-grow in a container with drainage holes and filled with a fertile, well-drained media. Provide support for the twining stems, such as a trellis. grow in a warm, protected spot
Final Spacing:
3'
Water Requirements:
High Water Use
Watering Details:
At least 1" per week, more during especially during dry spells.
Soil pH:
Not particular about soil pH.
Fertilizer:
Apply an organic balanced fertilizer when planting.
Diseases & Pests:
No major problems.