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What's in Bloom at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates?

Queen’s Wreath is Back!!!

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On September 1st

Due to high demand, we sold out of our queen’s wreath, Petrea volubilis, a few months ago.  Ever since, Garden Shoppe visitors have asked when it will be back in stock.  We now have one gallon containers available for $10.   Stop by our Garden Shoppe at the Estates or visit Debbie at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Ft. Myers on Thursdays from 7 am to 1 pm to purchase one for your home!  Our supply of queen’s wreath is not yet blooming but chances are we will be  sold out once again by the time they do bloom.

This beautiful twining vine is native to the Caribbean basin.  Full sun is preferred but it will tolerate part shade.  It is rated for zones 10B-11, has a moderate drought tolerance and the leaves are evergreen.  Queen’s wreath flowers sporadically but it is most showy in spring.  It’s fast growing with its height and spread determined by its supporting structure.  The purple flowers are similar in appearance to wisteria but queen’s wreath is not related and not known to be invasive like wisteria.

2 Responses

  1. Beverley McManus Says:

    Queens Wreath is beautiful, I have an abundance all over my yard, the wind blows the seeds all over. I love seeing the dry pods flying off the vine in circular motion, did not know the name of this beautiful plant, now I know.

    Posted on February 25th, 2013 at 11:47 am

  2. Pinky Says:

    Does queens wreath need to be planted in the ground or can it be in a large planter? Also does this plant always need a support structure? Do you ship to Texas? Thank you

    Posted on April 21st, 2017 at 10:05 am