I’ve loved watching this vine flourish over the past couple of years. It was pretty puny for the first two seasons after I planted it, but it’s been plugging along, coming back year after year with a few more flowers in midsummer. The soft silver variegation of this ‘Moonlight’ variety imparts a shimmering quality that stands out against the dark backdrop of the Douglas fir trunks at the front of our yard.
UPDATE 2020: This vine didn’t bloom for 2 full years and I think it may be because of the high NPK fertilizer I doused it with in the spring. Sounds like excess nitrogen promotes leafy growth at the expense of flower formation. I’m withholding the fertilizer this year so we’ll see if that helps.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!