Monarch butterfly nectar plant. Great for cut flowers!
"This twining perennial from Brazil and Uruguay grows 2-3 feet on its own and can reach to 10 feet with support. It has 4 inch long gray-green leaves that, like the stems and inflorescence, are covered with fine soft hair. In the summer appear the clusters of star-shaped pale blue flowers with darker turquoise centers that are followed by 4 inch long pods. Plant in full sun and irrigate regularly. Although evergreen it is best to tidy up this plant by cutting it back in early spring." (San Marcos Growers description)
This beautiful, summer blooming perennial is a great nectar plant for Monarch butterflies as well honeybees and bumble bees. It can also be used as a cut flower. Star shaped powder blue flowers are followed by four inch fuzzy seed pods.