Rochester, MN, United States
February 19, 2018
Holy Wow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

What are the pros? tall and trailing

What are the cons? takes over


Holy wow, these really stretched out. I took the advice of someone who told me that these thrive in POOR soils, so I literally dug out small chunks of sod right outside of my garden and plunked my transplants in. I was hoping they might climb a fence but they didn't, they were truly trailing, preferring to crawl all over the ground. A few of the fifteen or so that I planted put out tendrils and climbed about a foot up the fence, but then went back down again. They're not suitable for trying to weave thru a fence, as the vines break easily. They make very thick ground cover, and seemed unbothered by heat- they bloomed all summer long here in zone 4. I barely ever watered them. One cool thing- the native bees liked to just sit in the flowers and rest. I had to be careful when I was picking the flowers for salad. The seed pods taste like horseradish, and are tasty on their own or pickled. I had some in full sun and in full shade. The ones in full shade still bloomed, just not as much.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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