Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Purple Jade Vine
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Mucuna
Item #: 17259
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 360" tall
We are pleased to make a very limited one-time offer of one of our favorite ornamental vines. Mucuna cyclocarpa is an amazing, deciduous vining legume from Southeast China. For us, it quickly covers a 30' fence in a couple of seasons, dying back each year to an underground tuber. The stems of Mucuna cyclocarpa are clothed in trifoliate pea-like foliage, and in summer are adorned with large clusters of dark purple flowers that resemble ripe grapes. We have yet to have a single seed set without hand pollination, which is great that it remains in place. Thanks to former JCRA director, Dennis Werner, for sharing seed from his self-pollination.