Saturday, August 10, 2013

Our Silver Lace Vines Are Blooming Now!

Our Silver Lace Vines are blooming now in the nursery yard. 

Silver Lace Vine (Fallopia baldschuanica or Polygonum baldschuanicum orPolygonum aubertii) is also known as Fleece Vine, Russian Vine, or Mile-a-Minute Vine. Silver Lace Vine is native to Asia. 

Silver Lace Vine is a fast-growing ornamental flowering plant often used to cover fences, walls, arbors, porches, or other structures. The vine is normally covered with large clusters of small silvery-white flowers from summer into fall. The flowers attract honeybees and butterflies so if planted near a garden will ensure that pollinators are nearby.

Silver Lace Vine can grow 6’-10’ or more each season so is ideal for providing a temporary summer screen as it does drop its leaves in the fall. After leaf drop, the woody vines that remain accumulate and become thicker each year providing a partial screen even through winter.

Silver Lace Vine can be grown in full or part sun in both sandy or clay soils. It does best with low to regular water and is hardy to USDA Zone 4.

We offer well established vines in 5 gallon containers.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

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