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Dalechampia dioscoreifolia

Butterfly Vine

Costa Rican Butterfly Vine
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Dalechampia dioscoreifolia
Principal Common Name Butterfly Vine
Common Name(s) Costa Rican Butterfly Vine
Description This fast growing vine is known for the tiny yellow flower with large purple bracts that resemble a butterfly.
General Comments The flowers measure up to 6" across and flowers heaviest from early summer to late fall.
Nativity Central South America
Height Range 0 - 16 FT
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Medium : Thin : Tomentose beneath
Form Vine
Flower Color Purple bracts : Yellow
Flower Time Continuous
Ease of Growing Easy : Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Moist : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Flower : Form

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