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Petrea volubilis - Queen's Wreath Vine

Petrea volubilis is an interesting vine for its leaves as well as the flowers. I saw this first in its native Mexico and was intrigued by the Sandpaper textured leaves. It is sometimes called Queen's Wreath, Sandpaper Vine, Purple Wreath, or Blue Bird Vine. Petrea volubilis is hardy into the high 20°s F but not much colder. Petrea volubilis will take heavy drought once established and blooms in the late summer with long lasting tresses of purple to blue to white flowers. This makes the Queen's Wreath Vine kind of the Summer opposite of Wisteria. The Petrea volubilis blooms hang in much the same way with a similar color.

Petrea volubilis, Queen's Wreath Vine

Purple blue flowers of Petrea volubilis - Queen's Wreath Vine, Sandpaper Vine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.