PETREA RACEMOSA – Purple Queens Wreath – Sandpaper Vine

$25.00

This is a popular tropical vine that resembles a Wisteria or lilac. It produces dangling clusters of purple flowers that come in raceme reaching over 1 foot long. This species has larger flowers and leaves than P. volubilis and is rarely seen for sale.

Ships in 1gallon pot (6″ pot). May ship pruned back. Old leaves may have spots from the winter.

Only 2 left in stock

Description

Petrea has several common names; Queen’s Wreath, Purple Wreath, Sandpaper Vine, Tropical Wisteria, Bluebird Vine, and Fleur de Dieu. We also often hear many customers say “it looks just like a lilac.” This vine does not have a fragrance.
P. racemosa produces larger, darker flowers that are much prettier than P. volubilis. This one is also more rare. P. racemosa also has larger leaves, but both have the rough sandpaper like leaves. It is an absolutely gorgeous tropical vine when in full bloom. Petreas bloom heavily in the spring, but re-bloom a few times during the warmer months. Older plants bloom more.

FAMILY : Verbenaceae
ORIGIN : Brazil
TYPE/USES :
vine
MATURE SIZE :
15′ vine more or less
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
: full sun to partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS
: average/medium especially at the beginning 
MIN. TEMP. :
low 30’s for a short period of time
FLOWER :
warmer months, heaviest in spring

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 9 x 37 in