Butterfly Vine

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Butterfly Vine

Mascagnia macroptera
15

20 feet
15

20 feet
Mexico and tropical Americas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Sun. Nearly evergreen, with glossy leaves that relish western summer sun. The flowers appear throughout the warm season from spring to fall, but it’s the winged seed pods that earn this hardy vine its common name, and provide endless fodder for summer crafts. It can be cut back in early spring to control its sprawling size. On its own, it forms a huge shrublike mound or even a groundcover, but it can easily climb a trellis or other support if given the opportunity.

Maintenance

Cut back as needed to control size. May freeze to the ground in cold winters.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
15-20' H, 15-20' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
April, May, June
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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