Figwort

Asarina scandens

Photo/Illustration: 
Susan Roth
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Figwort (Asarina scandens)
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Genus:  Asarina
A half-hardy perennial, this sophisticated climber grows to 8 feet tall. It has a profuse show of 1.5-inch indigo, violet, pink, or white flowers. It's great for the cold greenhouse or conservatory, and will often bloom until the end of the year unless there is a hard frost.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Profuse and long bloomer. Easy from seed.
Care:  Prefers fertile, well-drained, sandy soil in full sun or partial shade.
Propagation:  Sow seed at 61°F in early spring, or root tip cuttings in summer. Self-sows.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise,
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Indoor Plant,
Trellis
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Vines

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