Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Parthenocissus 'Star Showers'

I know, I know, it's not the next day, but between computer problems and storms that knocked out our electricity for over a day, I'm just getting back to this. This is another of the parthenocissus, this one the most highly variegated we grow. The leaves are slightly smaller than the species, though the vine is every bit as vigorous as long as it is in a place it likes. It will ramble along the ground or a fence, or grow up a tree or a post. It is, unfortunately, difficult to propagate, so I don't often have much of it to sell. This is probably why I don't see it on the market much despite it's original hype. Worth having if you can find it with fall color as good as what it shows in the summer.

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