Fragrant Corkscrew Vine Seeds

(P) Pkt of 5 seeds
Item #02088-PK-P1


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 1/2- 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. 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! Pkt is 5 seeds.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Vigna
Species caracalla
Item Form (P) Pkt of 5 seeds
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Vining
Seeds Per Pack 5
Plant Height 20 ft - 25 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 6 ft
Bloom Size 1.25 in - 2 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color Multi-Color
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers

Product Review Summary

Based on 9 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 05, 2022


This shopper rated the product 1 out of 5 stars

I planted all 5 seeds and not a single germination, even after 4 weeks in a moist environment, seed starting medium with heated mat and plant growing lights. I am going to try again because I REALLY want to grow this vine, the seed are expensive but here goes nothing. I will try the score with razor blade and soak in boiling water first and see what happens.

Makelle from CA
March 06, 2020

Finally had them germinate

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Park's were the first Corkscrew Vine I've had germinate. Maybe because I used a germination mat. That's the trick.. bottom heat. And patience. Takes a while.. slow germination and the seedlings look tender, but I've got 3 plants doing their thing. Hoping once it's May here in zone 6, NJ, they will take off.

Pat D from NJ
February 20, 2019

100% germination

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I was a bit concerned as I haven’t grown these before and there’s only 5 seeds. However, I followed the instructions and all 4 seeds I planted grew. They did take a while to germinate but after maybe 8 weeks I have 4 healthy seedlings all about 3-4 inches tall with several leaves. Looking forward to the flowers.

Kath from CA
July 23, 2018

Hang in there

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I received my seeds planted, looked great. It took about 2 months to germinate. When temperatures were in 90s they terminated. Beautiful vines have not bloomed yet. Little early

Bee from SC
April 02, 2018

Awesome Vine

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Soak the seeds overnight in water and sow. It's a wonderful climber on the overwhelming side here in Houston. It (thankfully) freezes down in the winter, but sprouts wildly now in April. Lots of flowers.

Scandinavianeccentric from TX

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