Asarina Climbing Snapdragon Violet Asarina Scandens is a tender perennial native to Mexico. This plant is also known as Twining Snapdragon and Chickabiddy. Asarina seeds are easy to grow, and established Asarina features fresh-green foliage with pointed arrow-like leaves producing snapdragon-like, deep-violet flowers. Climbing Snapdragon blooms from summer to first frost, and its trumpet-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds.
Asarina is an evergreen perennial in USDA zones 9-11, and it is grown as an annual everywhere else. Twining Snapdragon is a great climbing and trailing plant for fences, walls, and trellises, and it is also a beautiful flower for hanging baskets, containers or for growing as a ground cover. Asarina Scandens likes to grow in full sun or partial shade and sandy, medium moisture, well-drained soil. Asarina self-seeds itself if the growing conditions allow.
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