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Figwort

Asarina scandens

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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 CharacteristicsProfuse and long bloomer. Easy from seed.

CarePrefers fertile, well-drained, sandy soil in full sun or partial shade.

PropagationSow seed at 61°F in early spring, or root tip cuttings in summer. Self-sows.

ProblemsInfrequent.

  • Genus : Asarina
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Vines
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