Amethyst Falls Wisteria

Amethyst Falls Wisteria

Repeats All Summer!


2-Quart
Item # 48952
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Reaching 30 feet or more, Amethyst Falls, like other Wisteria, is a strong grower, though not a runaway presence like some others can be. This native variety is less vigorous and easier to manage, but retains all the beauty of its less restrained cousins!

Amethyst Falls flowers younger than the Asian species, blooming its very first season with fragrant, vividly blue flowers in 4- to 6-inch clusters that appear in spring and repeat all summer. Arriving about two weeks later than tbose of other Wisterias, the blooms manage to avoid late spring frosts.

Amethyst Falls is also unpalatable to deer and other nibbling creatures, making it a good choice for open settings such as woodland and meadow gardens. Once established, it is quite tolerant of dry conditions, and it loves heat and humidity. Winner of several awards for its healthy green foliage, it is a lovely presence from spring through fall!

Find a strong support on which to grow Amethyst Falls. Unless you prune it to keep it small (which it is happy to have you do!), it will quickly grow and spread. Blanket outbuildings, unsightly fences, stumps, and other garden structures with it, or show it off on an arbor, pergola, or even a strong trellis.

Amethyst Falls can also be pruned into "tree" form by staking it young to a post or pole. Trim all but the central stem, and prune the lower branches to encourage it to grow straight upwards with a "trunk" and a canopy of branches and blooms at the top!

Regular annual pruning is best in late winter. Another light trim after the first flush of flowers will improve branching and may even stimulate a second season of flowers! Zones 5-9.

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).