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Maurandella antirrhiniflora

 
Maurandella antirrhiniflora
snapdragon vine
Synonym(s) Maurandya antirrhiniflora
Common name snapdragon vine
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-10)
Flowers violet
Size vine to 6'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil (not too dry)
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Deciduous climbing vine or rambling groundcover with snapdragon-like flowers, violet/purple with white throats. I tried several times to establish this from seed, and was disappointed twice before finally succeeding with a single plant. It does appear to be as delicate as its tiny dainty leaves (like miniature ivy) suggest, but maybe now that I have an established plant I can look forward to some more robust performance. First flowers arrived in late May, on seedlings started in mid-winter. Larval host for the buckeye butterfly.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: Houston rock garden

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (74%G, 4-7d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (~80%G, 7d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (40%G, 9-12d)
  4. Seed from '20 garden. Baggy 70F (no G, 40d)


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