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Holboellia latifolia 'Ritak'


A gorgeous selection with clusters of warm purple, cinnamon-scented flowers collected by Dan Hinkley near the remote village of Ritak, Nepal above 10,000 feet elevation. This vine has thick, glossy, evergreen foliage. It may be semi-evergreen in colder zones. A beautiful and unusual vine for shaded gardens.

Common Name: Sausage Vine

Family: Lardizabalaceae (The Lardizabala Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-10

Light: Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 15-25'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Blue

Class: Evergreen

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Late Winter - Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Purple


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

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