Dalechampia dioscoreifolia

Also known as:

  • Purple Wings
  • Costa Rican Butterfly Vine

Plant Type

vine

Zones

9a-11

Size

H:15'-20'
W:2'-3'

Growing Conditions

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun, bright shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

purple

Flower Season:

summer, fall

Foliage Season:

evergreen

Tags

broadleaf
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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines.

Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

Digging Dog Nursery

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31101 Middle Ridge Road Albion, California

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(707) 937-1130

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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines.

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Oregon City, Oregon

503-780-6200

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Description by: Rare Plant Research

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This is a very unassuming vine in the Euphorbia family until it blooms, then it becomes a drama queen. The purple flower bracts are butterfly shaped and about 5" wide and grab your attention. We have not tested it for hardiness, but reports indicate that it is hardy to the mid to lower twenties. Possibly root hardy to zone 9.

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Albion, California

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An extraordinary evergreen Euphorbia relative, this quick-to-establish Costa Rican vine generates alternate 5 in. long rough-finished heart-like leaves, which render a pleasant, yet rather unassuming light green backdrop. Twin 2 to 3 in. long broad serrated bracts with iridescent fuchsia purple shades and pronounced veins evoke an enormous butterfly, while encompassing small button-shaped lime-yellow flowers. Well-suited for container culture, Purple Wings asserts drama queen chic as magnificent Poinsettia-style blooms unfurl nearly year round; cool sun, moderate moisture, well-drained soil and protection from temperatures below 25

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Milton, Delaware

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Dalechampia dioscoraefolia, known as winged beauty from the two flattend crepe-like violet pink flower petals arranged like a wing...measure up to 5" wide..blooming spring-summer-fall..a tropical vine making a lovely houseplant. Min temp 50 degrees

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A lovely vine that bears showy lavender purple "wings" (bracts) surrounding tiny yellow flowers that soon mature to ruby colored fruit, in plentiful supply in mid-late summer. A native of Peru, it is a vigorous grower once the summer heat arrives.

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