Height: up to 15 ft
Bloom Time: June
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium-Very Dry
5-petaled maroon flowers bloom in clusters, which are often round. Large leaves are heart-shaped. Has a more delicate growing habit than many vines and is non-aggressive. The spiny seedpods resemble those of Common Milkweed and have the classic milkweed fluff. We've observed various Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillars and late stage Monarchs feeding on the leaves of this species, but have yet to see young caterpillars or monarch eggs laid on this plant. Vines die back to the ground each year. Deer Resistant.