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Petrea racemosa, Purple Wreath.
Petrea racemosa, Purple Wreath.
Petrea racemosa, Purple Wreath.
Petrea racemosa, Purple Wreath.

PETREA RACEMOSA
Purple Wreath, Queen's Wreath, Sandpaper Vine

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 gets larger, darker flowers that are much prettier than P. volubilis. This one is also more rare. P. volubilis blooms more heavy than this variety. 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
SIZE : 15' more or less
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full sun to partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : low 30's
FLOWER : warmer months, larger than P. volubilis




 

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