Blue Moon Wisteria
Huge, fragrant bloom clusters dangle from this 25-foot vine!
We are honored to bring you this remarkable cultivar of our native Kentucky Wisteria. Not only is it cold-hardy to -40 degrees F with no loss of flowering ability, it also blooms 3 times each summer, assuring you of fragrant flowers for months. Vigorous, quick-growing, and tirelessly floriferous, this Wisteria is certain to become a classic for the American garden.
The lilac-blue flowers are large, showy, and held in foot-long racemes like enormous clusters of grapes. The fragrance is sweet, intense, and very addictive -- be sure to plant 'Blue Moon' where it can share its scent with garden visitors and even indoors through open windows and doors! The first flush of bloom is in early summer, with a brief rest before the second and then third repeats. Imagine all the flowers you will have for vases as well as garden enjoyment!
But its tremendous bloom strength is only one of 'Blue Moon's attributes. It's also fully hardy, not only able to withstand severe winters but to bloom unimpaired afterwards. Bred in Minnesota by Harvey and Brigitte Buchite, it has weathered -40 degrees F without damage. At last, a Wisteria that thrives even in the far north!
'Blue Moon' is a vigorous, quick-growing vine, reaching 25 feet long within just a few years. It needs no pruning, and should only be trimmed back if necessary after the final flowering. Let it ramble across pergolas, over arches, and up trellises and other ultra-sturdy supports, dangling its huge blooms along the way. A fully blooming 'Blue Moon' is a breathtaking sight!
Give this vine as much sunlight as possible for best flowering. It flourishes in moist, well-drained soil enriched with compost and other organics. Zones 4-9.
|Zone||4 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Late Summer|
|PlantWidth||6 ft - 8 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Flower, Fragrance, Repeat Bloomer|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Season Of Interest||Summer|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
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