Sky Blue Cluster Vine (Jacquemontia Pentantha)
March 1, 2010 by typicalgardener
Sky Blue Cluster Vine – the small ultramarine, white throated flowers is the reflection of a clear blue summer sky.
When the clusters of blue flowers first caught my eye, I thought they looked delicate. I suspected that the plant would need to be molly coddled and was debating if it was wise to get a pot. But I couldn’t resist the flowers and bought three!
But what I thought was a BATA (buy-and-throw-away) plant is still going strong two years down the road. This fast-growing perennial blooms easily.
The Jacquemontia pentantha grows well either in a pot or in the ground. Just give it some support and the vine will twine happily over the fence, trellis or other plants.
If you love blue flowers, you should get this vine.
Think of blue skies. Think Sky Blue Cluster Vine.
Care and propagation: partial to full sun; well drained soil; water moderately; propagate using cuttings or by layering (apparently the flowers set seeds but I have not spotted any so far)