(Vigna caracalla) Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Originally discovered growing in Caracas, Venezuela. Beautiful spiral-shaped pale purple flowers with cream and yellow markings, very fragrant. Vines in tropical regions can reach 20’. Can be successfully grown in pots with adequate support. Very easy to overwinter indoors with numerous blooms the second season. Tender vine grown as a perennial in the South and an annual in the North.
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Corkscrew vine 'Vigna caracalla' normally grows to a mature height of 3.00 metres (that's 9.75 feet imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Corkscrew vine 'Vigna caracalla' likes a position of full sun light, which is a perfect fit for your garden.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (4b) is not within the ideal known range for Corkscrew vine 'Vigna caracalla'. The recommended range is between Zone 8 and 11. You may have to reassess this planting for suitability in your garden.
Corkscrew vine 'Vigna caracalla' requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 8.0 meaning it does best in acidic to alkaline soil.
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