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How to Grow Vigna

Vigna Germination Information

Vigna is the botanical name for Snail Vine
Vigna Seed Germination How to Sow Vigna:
  • Sow indoors at a temperature of 70-72° where seeds will germinate in 10 days
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors in spring where germination will occur in 10-15 days
  • Indoors and out, sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds and clip the seeds to hasten germination

How to Grow Vigna:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 12-24 inches apart in full sun to partial shade

Soil: Site in any normal, loamy, fertile, moist, well-drained garden soil

Additional Care:  Feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer and provide a structure for the vine to climb on: a trellis, arbor, or fence

Appearance and Use:

A climbing vine from 20-25 feet long that is grown as an annual outdoors in cold climates or as a perennial outdoors in frost-free climates. It is also grown as a perennial in conservatories. The 11/4-2 inch long, fragrant flowers are coiled like a snail shell: the lower lip curls up. They are colored white, yellow, or lavender and appear from mid-summer through late fall. The 6 inch long, bean-like, trifoliate leaves are composed of 3-5 inch long, soft, downy leaflets


About Vigna:
Pronunciation:  vig’nå kar-å-kal’å
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Fabaceae; native to tropical South America
Common Name: Snail Vine