Asarina Climbing Snapdragon Rose Asarina Scandens is a vining, tender perennial plant that belongs to the Snapdragon family. Also commonly called Twining Snapdragon and Chickabiddy, Asarina can be easily grown from seeds and despite this plant is a perennial in USDA zones 9-11, it is more often grown as an annual in colder climates. Asarina can climb up to 10 feet, and the plant blooms with masses of tubular, trumpet-shaped, deep-rose flowers over emerald-green foliage with arrow-shaped leaves. The bloom period begins in summer and continues until frost.
Climbing Snapdragon has vining growth habit, so the quick-flowering Asarina vine is an ideal choice for growing on a fence or trellis, or as a delicate screen plant. Chickabiddy also makes an excellent ground cover and container or hanging basket plant. Asarina Scandens grows best in full sun and partial shade and tolerates both heat and cool weather.
Height: 120 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich well-drained, pH 6.0-7.0
USDA Zones: 9-11 (As Perennial) All regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days