Petrea volubilis (Queen's wreath, Sandpaper Vine)

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Petrea volubilis (Queen's wreath, Sandpaper Vine)

Post by M Farooq » October 12th, 2013, 5:19 am

Botanical Name Petrea volubilis
Family Verbenaceae
Genus Petrea
Specie volubilis
Local Name in Urdu Does not exist
Common Name Queen's wreath, sandpaper vine
Life Cycle Evergreen in Karachi/ Lahore
Cultivar Name Petrea volubilis var. alba is a white version of the same flower
Fragrant or Not No fragrance at all
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) An evergreen twining climber
Height can reach up to 20 ft if allowed to grow
Spacing Grown as a solitary plant
Flowering Months Summer time, also blooms in late winter
Flower Color Bicolor, a light purple set of petals and a dark purple set
Growing Areas Known to grow very well in Karachi and Lahore
Frost Tender Will not tolerate frost
Exposure Full sun
Soil pH No specific issues known
Propagation air layering
Uses Ornamental vine
Other Details Queen's wreath is one of the most beautiful bushy climbers on Earth (hence the common name Queen's wreath) - unfortunately it is not very well known in Pakistan! Light and dark purple clusters of flowers on deep green leaves look highly attractive. The name sandpaper vine comes from the fact the leaf surface is very rough, exactly like sand-paper or "raig maal, in Urdu". This vine climbs by twining around anything it find on its way, thus we should provide a robust support. It should also be grown far away from trees for the same reason. Petrea is often attacked by aphids and mealy bugs. Keep an eye on these unwanted pests. Caution: Leaves may scrape skin during pruning

Image courtesy: M. Khabbab (Specimen growing in Lahore)

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Re: Petrea volubilis (Queen's wreath, Sandpaper Vine)

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » October 12th, 2013, 11:14 am

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Re: Petrea volubilis (Queen's wreath, Sandpaper Vine)

Post by Farhan Ahmed » October 12th, 2013, 11:31 am

Nelay par dehla :P

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Re: Petrea volubilis (Queen's wreath, Sandpaper Vine)

Post by khabbab » October 12th, 2013, 12:33 pm

wow gorgeous Brig sb.
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http://www.lahoregardening.com

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Re: Petrea volubilis (Queen's wreath, Sandpaper Vine)

Post by M Farooq » October 12th, 2013, 12:39 pm

Arif sb's picture confirms my claim - Petrea is indeed one of the most beautiful vines on Earth :-)

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Re: Petrea volubilis (Queen's wreath, Sandpaper Vine)

Post by omerkhalid » October 28th, 2013, 9:15 pm

i have one growing in 18 inch pot, it was slow to establish, when i bought it it was around 3 feet and now after two years it has grown to more than 7 feet and spreading speedily, i still have to train it.

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Re: Petrea volubilis (Queen's wreath, Sandpaper Vine)

Post by Shazia Khurram » January 31st, 2016, 8:56 am

Is this vine suitable for isb/Pindi region?


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Re: Petrea volubilis (Queen's wreath, Sandpaper Vine)

Post by M Farooq » February 2nd, 2016, 11:00 am

Shazia Khurram wrote:Is this vine suitable for isb/Pindi region?

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I am not sure that Petrea will survive the cold weather of Islamabad. Summer should be fine.

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