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Mucuna cyclocarpa

Purple Jade Vine

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Item #: 17259

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 360" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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.