Giant snapdragon vine Epixiphium wislizenii (Maurandya wislizenii)
|Plant Form||Vine||Plant Size||8' x 5'|
|Plant Type||Annual||Water Usage||Low|
|Sunlight||Sun, Partial Shade||Colors||Blue, White|
Physical Description Fast growing, clamoring vine with large blue-gray, snapdragon-like flowers, fleshy triangular leaves and interesting inflated seed pods encased in large sepals.
Care and Maintenance Will smother nearby shrubs if fence or trellis is not provided for climbing. Responds vigorously to supplemental water but subject to root rot if not well drained.
Gardener's notes Prefers loose sandy soil. Reseeds well. Dried pods used in flower arrangements. El Paso native along with smaller, more delicate species, Maurandya antirrhiniflora, with 1/2" red to blue flowers.