Asarina includes anywhere from 1 to 16 species (some of them have been reclassified into other genera) of twining or sprawling perennials from Mexico, southern Europe, and the southwestern U.S. The flowers resemble snapdragons and come in white and shades of yellow, pink, and purple. Blooming for most of the summer, “climbing snapdragon” will trail over walls, rocks, raised beds, or banks.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsSnapdragon-like flowers over a long period in summer. .
CareNeeds well-drained, sandy soil in full sun or partial shade.
PropagationSow seed at 61°F in early spring, or root tip cuttings in summer.