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Vigna caracalla

Snail Vine

Snail Flower, Snail Bean, Corkscrew Flower, Caracol
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Vigna caracalla
Principal Common Name Snail Vine
Common Name(s) Snail Flower, Snail Bean, Corkscrew Flower, Caracol
Description A spring to summer blooming vine with purple flowers shaped like a snail shell.
General Comments This vine is evergreen in frost free climates it is grown as an annual in colder climates.
Nativity Tropical America
Height Range 10 - 20 FT
Spread Range 20 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Green : Medium Green
Leaf Texture Medium
Form Vine
Flower Color Creamy White : Lavender : Lavender-purple : Purple : Violet
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Flower : Fragrance

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