Vines

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  • Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Z 3-9

    Brilliant scarlet in autumn

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    Spring leaves bronzy, turn green in summer and then brilliant scarlet in autumn, with contrasting blue berries with red stems.

    Size: 50’ x 10'
    Care: Either sun or shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Eastern No. America
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Parthenocissus is Greek meaning “virgin ivy.” Cultivated in American gardens since 1700’s.  Sent to England by English planthunter Tradescant the Younger in the 1640’s. Grown by Jefferson.

  • Passiflora caerulea Blue passion flower Z 6-9

    Exotic, large blossoms with an outer ruffle of petals and sepals

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    Exotic, large blossoms with an outer ruffle of petals and sepals; an inner disc of concentric rings of blue, white and purple filaments; and a central “antenna.” From mid-summer through fall.

    Size: 15’ x 4’
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: So. America
    Wildlife Value: Host for several butterfly caterpillars
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit

    Since at least 1753

  • Passiflora incarnata Maypop Z. 5 (with protection)-9

    Abundant, extremely showy lavender and white flowers all summer then egg size yellow fruit that you can eat. Most hardy of the passionflowers.

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    Abundant, extremely showy lavender and white flowers all summer then egg size yellow fruit that you can eat. Most hardy of the passionflowers.

    Size: 10-15’ x 18”
    Care: sun in moist soil
    Native: Eastern US
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies

    Collected by Rev. John Banister who moved to colonial Virginia in 1678. A gunman mistakenly shot and killed him while he collected plants. Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium. Dies back to ground in winter only to pop out of the ground in May, hence “Maypop.”

  • Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Rosea’ Pink Japanese hydrangea vine Z 5-8

    Deciduous woody climber clinging by adhesive, aerial roots, with showy flower-heads resembling lacecap hydrangeas, with creamy-white flowers surrounded by showy bracts that age to rosy pink, blooming in July & August & its sepals remain conspicuous long after. Heart-shaped foliage turns yellow in fall.

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    Deciduous woody climber clinging by adhesive, aerial roots, with showy flower-heads resembling lacecap hydrangeas, with creamy-white flowers surrounded by showy bracts that age to rosy pink, blooming in July & August & its sepals remain conspicuous long after. Heart-shaped foliage turns yellow in fall.

    Size: 20-30’ x 6-9’
    Care: part shade to shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Japan where they “climb the trunks of tall trees and blossom among the lower limbs.” Arnold Arboretum Bulletin 1933.
    Wildlife Value: Deer resistant.
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    ‘Rosea’ found by English planthunter Charles Maries c. 1878, collecting for London’s Veitch Nursery and referred to in The Book of Climbing Plants and Wall Shrubs, Samuel Arnett 1902.