CYDISTA AEQUINOCTIALIS - Garlic Vine Maximize

CYDISTA AEQUINOCTIALIS - Garlic Vine

A tropical vine that gets covered in pinkish lavender flowers twice a year. What makes this vine unique is when the leaves are crushed, they let out a garlic aroma! The Garlic Vine is one of the most rewarding, flowering vines that you can grow, unless that you are a vampire.

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The Garlic Vine is one of the most rewarding, flowering vines that you can grow, unless that you are a vampire. Interestingly enough, it smells like garlic. However, it doesn't smell much if the plant is left alone (maybe a light fragrance), only when the leaves are crushed will you really smell the garlic. Flowering twice a year, you will find it quite often covered with flowers. Flowers start off purple and change to a lighter shade of lavender with age, eventually fading to almost white. You will see 3 different colors of flowers at the same time on the plant. It can be grown in containers and should be trimmed after the flowers are gone. Avoid freezing temperatures. 

FAMILY : Bignoniaceae
ORIGIN : Tropical America
MATURE SIZE : medium vine 8' more or less
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full to partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : mature vines can take a light freeze, but it is best to protect
FLOWER : spring and fall
COMMENTS : when crushed, the leaves smell like garlic, mmmmm!