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Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. elegans

 
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. elegans

Common name porcelain vine
Family vitaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers greenish
Size vine
Light sun-part shade
From seed Soak and rinse several times, give 3 months cold, the germinate at room temperature.
detailed seed-starting info below

This is a plant of somewhat dubious repute - its wild cousins can be invasive in our area. The noteworthy features are this variety are the variegated leaves and blue berries. Problem was, I didn't seem to have any variegation going on through the first three years of our plants' life, and figured I'd be ripping them out soon - when in early June of their fourth year I suddenly spotted the distinct patterning on one of my specimens' leaves. It's too early to tell whether it's going to be an asset or merely a curiosity - but for now, I'll allow it to grow onto and hide the chain-link fence that separates our yard from our neighbors'.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: bogside border

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 trade. Soaked a few days, changing water several times. Baggy 35F (3m) - 70F (100%G, 8d)
  2. Same seed as above. Soaked & rinsed for 3d. Baggy 35F (13w) - 70F (40%G, 18-26d). Nicking did not increase germination. Germination did not start until seeds were removed from pulp and filter paper changed, part-way through 70F stage


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