Cynanchum ascyrifolium is first cousin to the popular wedding flower, stephanotis. Despite it’s ease of growth in the garden, and hardiness to Minnesota, it’s always been a poor seller. We wanted to share the photo of our 2′ tall x 3′ wide clump taken last week in the garden. We could be persuaded to propagate again…if enough of you show an interest.
Definitely of interest. What a great plant.
I could be persuaded to buy this but good grief how about a new name so I can remember it?
Would love to grow the “Kissin’ cousin”
Yes, I would be interested in buying some of it.
GORGEOUS! Full sun? Any deer resistance? Fragrance?
Honestly, we’ve never tried feeding it to the deer. I also haven’t sniffed closely for fragrance, but nothing detected from a few feet away.
Count this Zone 4 Iowan in!!!
I ‘ d love to see this in my garden and look forward to seeing it available in your nursery.
This has been on my Plant Delights “wish list” for a year.
Please DO propagate!
I’d like to try growing it in Pittsburgh.
Gorgeous. Perennial plant or shrub? Evergreen? Exposure?
deciduous perennial for full sun.
What are requirements for growing in yard? I like this….
Full sun and reasonably dry.
I like the appearance of this plant. Looks like it might be easy care as well.
bloom length- just up the road in Greensboro so May?
Several weeks in spring
Is that full central Texas sun or New England sun? Will it grow well where lantana grows?
Great question, and we don’t really know about Texas sun, but think it would be worth a try. We grow it alongside agaves and cactus.
Does it have similar fragrance and growth habit? It looks like a shrub instead of vine.
It’s a clumping perennial. Haven’t checked for fragrance
Count me in! I’m always looking for perennials that can tolerate our Zone 8a sun and humidity, keep it’s form, and put on a pretty show.
Beautiful! I would love this in the garden!
Looks like a lovely plant. I would purchase some! (Assuming it’ll take Houston’s Zone 9a heat & humidity.)
If we had to guess, Houston is probably a bit too warm for this one.
Me!! (raises hand)
Dear Tony and Anita,
I would be tickled to death it you propagated this again
I’ll take 5 plants!!
My horticultural mentor and an early proponent of the Sun Heated Pit (outside of Boston, MA) loved it dearly and shared hers with me. It has been divided and spread among gardens here in NH, but I never thought of taking it to NC.
I shall divide it up here if you do not get the interest you need.
This is very exciting!!