Amethyst Falls Wisteria | #starkbros Zone Range 5-9; First-year bloomer, flowers from spring through late summer. Heat-tolerant. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Disease resistant. American wisteria (Wisteria frutescens)
Amethyst Falls American Wisteria Twining plant grows about a third the rate of Asian wisteria for better behavior in small spaces. Slightly fragrant purple racemes bloom at an early age. Great in containers for porch or patio or espalier onto trellis or arbor. Deciduous. Light needs: Partial to full sun Water Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Average landscape size: Fast grower with stems 8 to 10 ft. long.
Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls' - A native species of North America, this is a more compact form than its Chinese and Japanese cousins. This makes it ideally suited for large pots, which can be placed under pergolas or arches to transform them into a charming feature, well-suited to a cottage garden. If the garden is large enough, then plant them out against the wall of a house for an incredible late spring and summer display.
American Wisteria / Wisteria frutescens :: This flowering vine is native to Arkansas and many other states in North America. The beautiful purple and white flowers are fragrant and loved by pollinators and people alike. We would love to plant some along the fence line or up a trellis in our pollinator garden!
Wisterias European families have had these immortal vines grow for centuries on their properties. [Actually, the first American Wisteria came in 1724 and then apparently in 1819 the first W.Sinensis arrived in GB.- des Chevaux]
American wisteria (W. frutescens, USDA Zones 5 to 9) is an equally vigorous climber and blooms later in the season than the Asian selections; notable cultivars include 'Longwood Purple' and 'Amethyst Falls'.