Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Vigna caracalla, Corkscrew Vine

Common Name: Corkscrew Vine

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Vigna

Species: caracalla

Germination Tips: There all all kinds of recommendations for how to start these seeds, but I have never had any trouble at all. I do put them in very warm water several hours before planting, but that is the only 'special' treatment.

Life Cycle

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Winter
Late Winter

Seed Sowing Depth

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
10 - 15 feet

Plant Form


Reproduces By

(Image by poisondartfrog)
"It grew extra tall this year and most of the bloom was at the top. I had to use a ladder to take a photo."
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(Image by poisondartfrog)
"Corkscrew Vine, the fragrant, color morphing version has been joined in this genus and species by the Snail Vine, the lightly scented violet flowered form. I'm not sure I agree with this reclassification but I have been waiting 3-4 years now for botanist"
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