Probably from Asia. Fast-growing, twining vine to 10 ft. Leaves are made up of three broad, oval leaflets to 36 in. long. Fragrant, sweet peashaped, purple or white flowers appear in late summer or autumn, borne in loose clusters on long stems that stand out from foliage. Blossoms are followed by velvety, beanlike pods to 2 in. long, in a stunning shade of bright magenta-purple. Grow like string beans for quick, dense screening. Provide trellis or other support. Needs good drainage.
- Vines / Ground Covers
- Full Sun
- Regular Water
- LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
- CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
- TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
- TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11