Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls' - American Wisteria
American Wisteria Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
'Amethyst Falls' is far less aggressive than other Wisteria making it much easier to grow and produce an incredible show of bloom at a far earlier age than the others. Its lavender-purple, grape-like flowers attract native butterflies and insects. Large size means it needs room to grow.
Earlier blooming than other Wisteria
Perfect for heavy trellises or arbors
Attractive foliage and thrives in moist areas
Thrives in full shade but will only flower in the sun
Grape-like flowers attract native insects
Easy to grow, less aggressive than other Wisteria
Host plant for Marine Blue, Zarucco Duskywing and skippers
Fields and borders from Massachusetts south to Florida, west to Texas and Missouri
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Butterflies are active during the day. They use their colors to attract a mate or to warn predators that they are unpleasant to eat. In contrast, moths are usually dull in color and are active at dusk or during the night.
Prefers slightly acidic, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Full sun is needed for best flowering. Fertilize yearly with an organic fertilizer.