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Garlic Vine
Scientific Name: Cydista aequinoctialis
Synonym: Pseudocalymma alliaceum, Bignonia alliacea, Mansoa alliacea, Bignonia aequinoctialis
Family: Bignoniaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 24,25
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 30F (-1C), avoid freezing temperatures

Sun Exposure: Full sun to half-shade

Origin: American tropics (Central America to Brazil, West Indies)

Growth Habits: Ornamental evergreen vine, 6 to 8 feet tall (1.8-2.4 m); opposite leaves divided into two ovate leaflets, up to 6 inches long (15 cm); odor of garlic when crushed

Watering Needs: Moderate water, prefers well-drained soil


Cultural Practices:
Trim hard after it has finished flowering.

Blooming Habits:
Clusters of funnel-shaped, purple to pale lavender to white flowers with lighter throat, about 3 inches long. The flowers become lighter as they age.

Fruiting Habits:

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