Virgin's Bower Picture

A vigorous climbing vine producing masses of fragrant starry 1" white flowers from late July into early September, flowers are followed by attractive gray silky plumes that are attached to the seeds, leaves are 3 to 5" long & divided in 3 parts, the flowers can come on so thick they obscure most of the foliage, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, host plant for the beautiful Spotted Thyris (Thyris maculata) & Mournful Thyris (Thyris sepulchralis), sends up multiple stems, best grown on a trellis or fence, good rain garden plant.

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
to 15' tall (supported)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-8b
Woody Vine
Deer Resistant

Native Range: MB, QC, NS south to e. TX & c. FL

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks

Virgin's Bower in a 3.5 inch pot $12.25 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

Virgin's Bower Seed Packet $4.00

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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Virgin's Bower Drawing


Virgin's Bower Seedling