TopTropicals logo
fragrant rare plants exotic fruit
1-866-897-7957
Get FREE shipping!
       

TopTropicals logo

rare plants fragrant flowers exotic fruit
1-866-897-7957 Get FREE shipping!

TROPICAL PLANT CATALOG Printer friendly page  

This catalog is for information only. If you don't see the price - the plant is not for sale.

Click on image to enlarge.
Pictogram Guide you may also see symbol definition in a pop-up window by mouse-pointing on pictogram

 
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image


 Close window
  Link to image:
 Vigna speciosa
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Snail Vine
Origin: South America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

An outstanding and exotic looking, fast growing vine that produces masses of fragrant flowers carried in bold clusters around strong 6" - 8" stems. The large, spiraling flowers are extremely attractive and create an on-going display all summer long. The flowers show up especially well set against the handsome mid-green foliage. This rare and unusual vine is ideal grown over a fence, trellis or arbor and can be used over lattice work to create shade for a deck or patio. It can even be grown in containers over a support. The most out-standing and floriferous member of this family. The flowers are quite fragrant and are mostly pollinated by ants - if you have no ants, you'll have no pods and therefore no seeds.

Also called "Phaseolus giganteus" (a horticultural name)


Similar plants:

 Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image

Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image
Vigna speciosa, Snail Vine

Click to see full-size image

Mary
Miami, Florida
USDA Zone:9-1
22 May 2009
I have a climbing shell plant which i ordered a couple of years ago. It's origin was Chins and it grows to 85 feet. I have it climbing a ficus tree nd it is absolutely fantastic! The tree looks like it's flowering! I have not been able to locate another which will reach the same height. Has anyone seen any available? I'm not sure what the scientific name is :-(
Thanks, Mary mmstjd@peacemail.com
Debra
Longview TX America
USDA Zone:8
18 Feb 2006
More of a question than comment, I have some of these seeds ordered and it says that they are pollinated by ants, all we have here are fire ants, do they count or will they eat the vine?
guy sisson
England.UK
USDA Zone:col
11 Aug 2005
The plant you list as Phaseolus giganteus is actually called Phaseolus adenanthus


Link to this plant: https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/vigna_speciosa.htm
 Create QR-code to share this link  Share this page on Facebook  Share this page on Twitter 

Snail Vine. An outstanding and exotic looking, fast growing vine that produces masses of fragrant flowers carried in bold clusters around strong 6" - 8" stems. The large, spiraling flowers are extremely attractive and create an on-going display all summer long. The flowers show up especially well set against the handsome mid-green foliage. This rare and unusual vine is ideal grown over a fence, trellis or arbor and can be used over lattice work to create shade for a deck or patio. It can even be grown in containers over a support. The most out-standing and floriferous member of this family. The flowers are quite fragrant and are mostly pollinated by ants - if you have no ants, you'll have no pods and therefore no seeds. Also called "Phaseolus giganteus" (a horticultural name)
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Pink N Good Daily Plant Food - Flower Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



 Close window
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

Notify me when available

 

 


Add your comments
Add your images

Follow us on Social Media:

Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  Instagram  Pinterest  LinkedIn


PLANT INFO

ORDER INFO

CUSTOMER SERVICE

MY ACCOUNT

Share this page with:

©Top Tropicals LLC, 2003 -    ©TTmagazine.info, 2007 -   
Using TopTropicals.com images