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Vigna caracalla (Corkscrew Vine)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 505693

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Vigna
Species: Vigna caracalla
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Plant Types edit
  • Evergreen
  • Vine
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
Flowering Start edit
  • Summer
Flowering End edit
  • Autumn / Fall
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
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Suitable For edit
  • Container/Patio
  • Wall/Trellis
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
  • 7.6 - 8.0 (Slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
  • Lavender
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • Great for trellises, patios,or gardens edit | delete
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  Donna S (121) wrote on Aug 04 2011
Corkscrew vine (Vigna Caracalla)
Sweet fragrant flowering vine. Is non-evasive. Blooms in bunches up to a foot long. Grows up to 20 feet in one season. Perennial in tropical zones.

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Other names for this plant:
Phaseolus caracalla

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