I am here to showcase a lesser-known plant for you to try in your garden.
In winter, the garden can often look blah and colorless. But, it doesn’t have to be that way in the desert garden. There are many plants that bloom in winter.
And so, I am very excited to show you this lesser-known plant.
Are you ready? Drum roll please…
- It flowers in winter.
- When not in flower, attractive leaves cover the vine year round.
- Fairly low-maintenance. Prune to control size if needed. Supplemental fertilizer is usually not needed.
- Requires a trellis or other support to grow upwards.
- Hardy to zone 9.
It decorates a bare wall beautifully or can screen out an unattractive view.
**It’s important to note that although the flowers look a bit like lilacs, they are not particularly fragrant. But, they are so beautiful, it’s hard not to care.