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Fragrant Corkscrew Vine Plant
Sweet Fragrance and Fascinating Nautilus-Shaped Blooms for Months on End!

Fragrant Corkscrew Vine Plant

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 44842
$9.95
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Let it twine up the sun-soaked mailbox, pillar, or trellis!

This quick-growing vine keeps you in color right into fall!
Even if your trellises are teeming with flowering vines, make room for this marvelously fragrant, distinctive tropical beauty! With a powerful, sweet fragrance that may remind you of Hyacinths, Fragrant Corkscrew Vine is the most exciting climber to come along in many, many years. All it asks is plenty of sunshine to bloom steadily from midsummer until well into fall, turning your patio, entryway, or even the humble mailbox into a perfumed paradise!

The blooms are simply exquisite, shot with primrose and shell-pink tones against a silvery base. They are shaped something like a nautilus shell, with a thick, coiled center and delicately curved outer petals. Each 1 1/4- to 2-inch blossom is distinctively beautiful -- and you'll get masses of them over the bloomtime of this 20- to 25-foot vine! Starting in midsummer (when the serious heat arrives!), they arise in foot-long bunches up and down the stem, dangling enticingly from arbors or large hanging baskets! The foliage is lovely too -- 6 inches long, with three "fingers" and a soft, downy texture.

Fragrant Corkscrew Vine is actually a tropical perennial, so if you live in southern Florida or California you may enjoy blooms year-round. Elsewhere it is best treated as an annual. What a great source of late-season color! In the annual border, let it twine up a trellis behind Cleome Sparkler, lend its fragrance to the bold blooms of Zinnias, Marigolds, and Cosmos, and offer a color counterpart to foliage plants such as Purple Knight. It's also lovely in large containers with trailing Petunias!

Like most vines, Fragrant Corkscrew Vine prefers to be direct-sown into the warm spring soil, so wait until temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees F before planting. If you want to start the seeds indoors, I recommend using a large Jiffy pot or seed-starting tray rather than plugs (because the seed is large). Transplant when the vine is young to minimize root disturbance. As your Corkscrew Vine grows, keep it well watered and fertilize monthly. You may notice that the plant remains small until early to midsummer, then takes off quickly when the hottest weather arrives. Fragrant Corkscrew Vine is not troubled by pests or disease!

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Genus Vigna
Species caracalla
ItemForm 3 1/2-inch Pot
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Vining
PlantHeight 20 ft - 25 ft
BloomSize 1.25 in - 2 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Flower, Fragrance
BloomColor Multi-Color
FoliageColor Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
Corkscrew Vine
Annette from LA wrote (April 19, 2013):
I recently purchased a Corkscrew Vine from your company and was pleasantly surprised how fast I received my shipment. The plants are packed well and they are beautiful when they arrive! I purchased 2 other flowering vines along with the Corkscrew Vine and the others were gorgeous also. I highly recommend them for all of your flowering needs.
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Victoria from AL wrote (January 19, 2013):
I like that I can find hard to find seeds here. Thanks