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Vigna caracalla

Vigna caracalla
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 Vigna caracallaVigna caracalla 

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Common Name: Snail Vine

Plant Family: Papilionaceae

Useful for:  Houseplant
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  Cream
Scented flowers or leaves:  Scented Flowers
Height:  large (up to 12 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Climbing
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Tender (plus 5 to 10 deg. C.)


(Syn. Cochliasanthus caracalla) This is such a weird and wonderful climber we just had to grow it! The corkscrew shaped flowers are highly fragrant and transit through purple-lilac to cream, turning yellow with age.

It originates from central and south America where the fragrant flowers attract ants for pollination. Suitable for growing in a big pot on a summer patio or humid conservatory. This climber is pretty vigorous and needs plenty of water in summer and a warm and fairly humid environment. Keep Frost free in winter


Mainland UK  £6-£8 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £4
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Guernsey & Jersey £20 European Union £15- £20

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We aim to despatch orders within 3 working days of receipt but please allow up to 7 working days. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) 

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category (Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: 9cm or 1 litre
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 2 or 3 litre (occasionally 1.5 litre)
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


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Chinese/ Ornamental Rhubarb

A choice form with larger leaves than the species which retain their reddish purple tinge. Tall plumes of pink red or white flowers from May to June.

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