My wisteria did not disappoint this year. The pergola it is growing on was actually torn out and completely replaced about a month ago. Props to my handyman for managing to do it without whacking the wisteria to pieces.
wisteria’s are amazing.
Is that a floribunda? and how old was it when it started flowering for you?
Yes, it is a floribunda. I believe the variety to be ‘Kuchi Beni.’
I’m not sure of the age, as it languished in a pot through a couple of moves before I actually got it planted in the ground. But I think it was about 7-8 years after planting in the ground that it started to bloom.
i always wanted a floribunda Longissima
With the insanly long flowers.
but the long time to flower coupled with the mislabeling of wisteria if seen at garden centre’s stopped me. Maybe i should see if i can find a reliable specialised nursery. Or find someone with a flowering one. And graft myself. (anyone know if it is still patented?)
cute chickens btw
And that handyman is a keeper. especialy for a floribunda it seems a waste to loose it.
Well, funny thing. This was supposed to be a floribunda Longissima alba, but it was apparently mislabeled. I was glad in the end, because I think I like this better. The flowers are still long, though not insanely so, and I think the delicate mauve color goes better with the color of the house than white would have.
Yes, the chickens are pretty cute, and I love them dearly. There are 11. Most of them I hatched myself from mail-ordered eggs. The black one with the white spot on her head is an exception. She is my oldest one, and I have had her for 10 years. She is getting cataracts and is kind of senile (forgets where she is sometimes), but every time I see her come out of the coop and go foraging with the others it makes me happy.
Yes, the handyman is definitely a keeper. He was soooo careful when he pulled out that post the wisteria is growing around and threaded the new one back in. Then he painted it with a small brush all around the stems so he wouldn’t get any paint on the vine. He loves my garden, so he’s very good about humoring me when it comes to plants.
Gorgeous! Looks so serene. Those chickens look like they’re living the good life, too.
These are very invasive here in the south you see them along roadsides because their blooms are so showy. Best to plant native wisteria in southeast
Yep. I still cringe when I see it.
Spent years fighting it in east-central AL. Only kudzu and Chinese privet were more aggressively invasive.
Granted, it’s not nearly as showy, but W.frutescens is pretty mild in habit, by comparison.
Man all the privet I’ve pulled out in the last couple years than I see it for sale every time I’m at Lowe’s or Home Depot drives me crazy!
I know, right?!
Beautiful! It looks so peaceful.
I had a wisteria vine on a gazebo attached to my house. It started climbing to the second level roof! I took it out but it kept coming back from the roots. This is the second year and it is still alive!
I also have a 100 ft long privet hedge close by. The wisteria sent some seeds and grew there and is choking the privet. Battle of the invasives!
We have a wisteria that has completely grown over our pergola and it’s only about 5 years old. Ours has flowered since the second year, and only flowers more every year.
Yes it is…
I’m so bad that i thought it was clematis earlier this spring. That must be the vine growing near it.
No not clematis… i have both and this is wisteria! Enjoy them!
you and Calron most likely have wisteria sinensis. Or chinese wisteria.
It should rotate or twine counter clockwards. Opposed to japanese wisteria floribunda like CA_Poppy has.
Also wisteria’s can handle much more sun than most clematis. Especially at the foot of the plant.
It might be Wisteria frutescens (American Wisteria) or Wisteria macrostachya (Kentucky Wisteria). I’m basing this on the number of leaflets and the fact that the plant seems to be completely leafed out already while the flowers are only in bud stage. The Asian species tend to flower first, then leaf out, or do so concurrently, depending on species.
good point CA_Poppy. I must admit if never seen frutescens or macrosachya. Im only familair with the asian species.
do you know by chance which way the twines rotate on these 2 species? With the asian species thats an easy way to determine wich one it is.