The lavender orchid vine (Mascagnia lilacina), sometimes called blue orchid vine, has vibrant green leaves and small lavender blossoms. This plant will grow to 20 feet tall and is hardy. Lavender orchid vine will attach itself to any climbing structure, such as trellis or a fence. It may also be increased as a attractive and thick ground cover and is easily pruned to a tree.
As they immediately supply flowers at eye level vines are practical, especially in gardens. Lavender orchid vines are climbing, with a propensity to crawl on walls many surfaces, or across the ground. As a ground cover, lavender orchid vine is quick to propagate and may need to be contained to one place with pruning. This blossom can decorate light articles and is excellent for trellises. Since the plant develops, loop it.
A vine that’s indigenous to Mexico, lavender orchid vine prefers full sun, but can be grown in partial sun as well, according to the publication”Low Water-Use Plants,” by landscape architect Carol Shuler. It recovers quickly by damage, according to Shuler. It thrives in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 8b through 11. You use a plant start, or can develop a lavender vine plant from seed. Dig a planting hole the identical depth and approximately 2-3 inches wider than this plant’s roots; or plant seeds. Moisten the soil down to the roots.
The vine plant is drought tolerant, but may be ruined by over watering. Water per week gently — unless the weather was wet. Skip the normal watering if it’s been raining. When the top inch of soil feels dry at the bottom of the plant, light watering is required by the vine, according to Shuler.
Flowers are produced by the vine followed by unusualseed pods. Wear gloves when pruning as the leaves has small hairs which may irritate skin. Clip out any dead or damaged parts of the vine. Deadhead and compost old blooms. In late summer, when blooming is complete, prune the vine to restrain its shape and size.