Maiden Hair Vine
An interesting and very textured New Zealand native that looks almost like flowing water when it is trailing over the side of a container or over a wall. Evergreen leaves add year round interest and the succulent and juicy flowers are edible and look like whimsical little jelly beans. As with any vine, the Maiden Hair Vine can choke out other plants if left completely unmaintained, so be sure to prune it back if other low growing plants are within crawling distance of it.
Latin Name: Meuhlenbeckia complexa
Site and Soil: A variety of soils, so long as they’re well draining in full to part sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 0ºF.
Leaf Color: Deep green
Leaf Size: little guys, about 1/4″
Size at Maturity: 1-2 ft. in height by 2-3′ wide
Bloom Time: late spring-summer
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 7a