This perennial vine has fragrant flowers said to be reminiscent of hyacinths, with a distinctive curled shape, giving rise to the common names. This is a non-invasive species, that will quickly cover a pergola.
Flowers can be cut during the 6 week flowering time. Seeds can be harvested from the seed pods once they are ripe. If in a frost prone area, harvest the seed pods while still green.
Sow seeds in a sunny area in springtime, 7cm apart and cover with 1cm of light soil firmed down, keep the soil moist at all times while germinating.
Attracts useful insects
The plant grows white buds that produce nectar, which attracts ants, who then pollinate the flowers.
Highly fragrant, multicolored, corkscrew or spiral shaped flowers. The flowers are extremely wavy, immature blossoms very much resemble multicolored spirals or corkscrews.
America, South and Central
Temperate to tropical
Soil PH preference
White with purple streaks that fade to cream and then to yellow with age.
Aphids, control by encouraging beneficial predators like Lady bugs.