Technically a tropical plant, they are also easily grown annuals in more northern areas and will quickly bloom from seed in about 6-8 weeks. Produces a wonderful display of 2 inch vivid blue flowers from mid to late summer. Prefers full sun to light shade, are very drought tolerant and are well-adapted to a variety of soil types.
These will bloom all year long in frost free zones or inside as an exotic vining houseplant. Has many medicinal properties and is used as dye for food, natural yarns and many others.
Ideal for covering trellis in a sheltered part of the garden, as a perennial in a conservatory or as a hanging plant, attracting many bees and butterflies. Climber to 6-8ft. Zone 8+