is generally described as
a perennial vine or forb/herb.
not native to the U.S. (United States)
and has its most active growth period in the
year round .
green foliage and
white flowers, with
a moderate amount of
conspicuous brown fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
spring and continuing until
retained year to year.
short life span relative to most other plant species and a
rapid growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
will reach up to
4 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by
bare root, container, seed.
It has a
moderate ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have
Note that cold stratification is
not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below
high tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.
Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA