Costa Rican Butterfly Vine (Purple Wings)
A fast-growing twining tropical vine with tiny yellow flowers appearing between two vibrant violet bracts with prominent veins and serrated margins. The showy bracts appear summer through fall and sporadically all year and are said to resemble purple butterfly wings.
Leaf texture : Rough
Leaf length : 3-5"
Leaf width : 1"
Leaf shape : Heart-shaped
Leaf color : Dull dark green above; fuzzy & pale green beneath
Flower notes : The true, yellow flower is less conspicuous than the violet bracts.
Flower width : 2-3"
Flower shape : Oval with serrated edges
Flower color : Purple
Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen
Average size maturity height : 16-25 ft.
Growth rate : Fast
USDA Zone : 20-25
Sunset zone : 17-24
Water requirements : Regular
Light exposure : Partial Sun
Attractive bark :Yes