Petrea volubilis – Purple Queen’s Wreath – Sandpaper Vine (6″ pot)


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.

Ships in 1 gallon pot (6″ diameter pot). Does not come with flowers.

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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. volubilis blooms more heavy than P. racemosa. P. racemosa 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: Tropical America
MATURE SIZE: 20′ vine, more or less
LIGHT: full/partial sun
WATER: average
MIN. TEMP. : low 30s for a short period of time
FLOWER: warmer months, heaviest in spring

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 9 × 36 in
Gardino Nursery