Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'
- Large clusters of fragrant pea-like flowers in June
- Very cold hardy; blooms well even in northern zones
- Vigorous grower
Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon' is an extremely hardy variety and very fast growing. It has lovely lavender-blue flowers that are borne on 6" - 12" long racemes that hang like clusters of grapes. The gorgeous flowers have a sweet fragrance and will bloom up to three times per year when grown in full sun. This is a showstopper in the garden for sure! Native to south-central U.S.
Uses: Arbors, Fences, Pergolas, Trellises, Cottage Gardens, Screening, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Fragrant, Rebloomer, Cut Flower, Fast Growing, Fall Color, Tolerant of Black Walnuts, Native
Growth Habit: Climbing, Twining
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun for best flowering. Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soil, so amend with compost and/or Canadian peat moss before planting. Provide a large, sturdy, permanent structure for it to twine around, such as an arbor, pergola, or chain-link fence. Water regularly the first couple seasons to establish a healthy root system. May be slow to establish, but grows steadily by the third year. Apply superphosphate in the spring to promote flowering; scratch it into the top few inches of soil, without disturbing the roots. Otherwise, avoid over-fertilization, especially with nitrogen fertilizers. Trim lightly after flowering to promote repeat bloom and then in late winter to shape and control the size; avoid cutting it back hard, or cropping the vine to the ground! Consult books or online pruning guides to learn the proper ways to prune Wisteria, so you will have no regrets later--don't say we didn't warn you! Resents transplanting once established.