Well after a short break, I am here to showcase a lesser-known plant for you to try in your garden.
Today, my garden is enjoying copious amounts of rain. In the desert, the arrival of rain is something that is usually celebrated. Furthermore, add to that the fact that we have had a rather dry winter, I am very happy to be stuck inside today.
I am very excited to show you this lesser-known plant.
Are you ready? Drum roll please…
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.
Can be used as a screen. For example, it will climb along a fence, blocking the view of what is inside.
So if you would like to try this beautiful vine in your garden; go to your nursery now. If you wait too long, you may have to wait until next year before you find another one to plant.
**It’s important to note that although the flowers look a bit like lilacs, they are not particularly fragrant.