Type: Vine

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Water Use: Medium

Mature Size: Climbing x 15’ wide

This vine native to riparian areas in the Jemez Mountains is great for covering pergolas and trellis for screening. It is fast growing as long as water is available to keep it moist. Afternoon shade reduces its water use. It does best planted on the north and east sides of a fence. Butterflies flock to the beautiful white fragrant blooms that appear in summer. Once blooms have dropped, the seedheads create a showy appearance known as old man’s beard. Don’t trim this vine until it begins to wake up in early spring so wildlife can enjoy its seeds and protection during the winter.