This very unusual plant, sometimes called purple wreath, is a delightful woody-stemmed evergreen creeper.
With drooping flower clusters reminiscent of wisteria, this tender tropical queen wreathes herself in a royal floral display in cycles from spring to fall.
|Common Name||Purple wreath, queen wreath|
|Maximum Reachable Height||6.00 to 12.00 feet|
|Bloom Time||Seasonal bloomer|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Petrea is not only native across a huge range from southern Mexico into South America and the Caribbean Basin, but it has also been introduced to many areas of the tropics and subtropics. The common name Sandpaper Vine is a reference to the rough surface of the plant, s dark green leaves.
Petrea Volubilis Care
Words such as, ,spectacular, and, ,stunning, have been used to described Petrea volubilis, and that, s not hype. This woody plant, also known as Queen, s Wreath and Sandpaper Vine, produces impressive masses of blue-purple flowers displayed above paler star-shaped calices several times a year and bears a similarity to the wildly-popular temperate vine, Wisteria.
|Soil||Well drained soil|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Petrea Volubilis Special Feature
Spectacular flowering vine for pergolas, fences, trellises or porches. Also effective in hanging baskets.
Petrea Volubilis Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose