Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: climbs to 10 or more.
Flower Color: red,purple
Fruit Color: white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits
Recommended Uses: Grow on a fence, trellis, or arbor. Or in informal settings, allow to twine around tree or shrub stems. Interesting bell-shaped flowers and whorled white sprays of fruit.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral
Attracts various pollinators. birds and other small wildlife consume seed. Larval host for mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis).
Native Habitats: Dry mesic upland mixed forest, sandhill.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: