(Wisteria frutescens) This fast-blooming, lightly fragrant and non-invasive plant is the perfect addition to any garden
- Amethyst Falls wisteria can grow more than 10 feet in a single year!
- Amethyst Falls can be seen at both the Fran Hanson Discovery Center in the South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson, as well as the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, N.C.
- This type of Wisteria is said to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and is noted as deer-resistant.
- Some consider this type of wisteria a “dwarf wisteria,” since it has smaller leaves and flowers.
- This type of wisteria is notably less aggressive than other forms, so you can plant it without worrying about the plant taking over your garden.
- Bill Head at the Head-Lee Nursery in Seneca, S.C., discovered this variety of wisteria.
- The Amethyst Falls wisteria has flowers that have been shown to be frost-resistant within South Carolina
- While some other types of wisteria may take up to five years to bloom, the Amethyst Falls variety typically blooms within the first year!