cool Collector Vine Cochliasanthus Vigna caracalla! Definitely a to "drool" over Plant. Very hard to find
and accordingly priced.
are two similar looking plants called Vigna caracalla. Both produce
pretty, spiral-form flowers in soft pastel shades. And the foliage of both is
heart shaped, looking much like that of pole beans which makes sense because
these are legumes and are therefore related to beans. In fact, both plants will
produce slender, bean-like pods under good growing conditions.
Snail Vine, Phaseolus caracalla, is
fairly widely available. This is an aggressive, sometimes invasive plant that
tends to root where the branches touch the ground and can be difficult to
eradicate. The flowers of the Snail Vine lack the fragrance that represents a
key reason gardeners choose to grow these plants. Snail vines are often
erroneously sold and labeled as Vigna caracalla.
true Corkscrew Vine (or Shell Vine), CochliasanthusVigna caracalla, is difficult to find but worth the effort. This vigorous and well-mannered garden plant produces
very cool spiral flowers with an incredible scent that's reminiscent of Chinese
wisteria and noticeable from 15 feet away. The intricate, curly flowers are
produced for several months during the summer. Originally from South America
and grown by Thomas Jefferson at Montecello, these are memorable plants. If
you've seen one in a private or public garden, locked on the amazing scent and
fanciful flowers, and always wanted one of your own, now you can make that
happen. True Snail/Corkscrew Vine Cochliasanthus Vignacaracalla - Seeds Found here