Kentucky Wisteria Plants: Caring For Kentucky Wisteria In Gardens

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Kentucky Wisteria Plants: Caring For Kentucky Wisteria In Gardens

By Shelley Pierce If you’ve ever seen a wisteria in bloom, you will know why many gardeners have a penchant for growing them. As a child, I remember my grandmother’s wisteria creating a beautiful canopy of dangling pendulous racemes on her trellis. It was a sight to behold, and to smell, as they were wonderfully fragrant – just as enchanting to me now as an adult as it was back then. There are about ten known species of Wisteria, with numerous cultivars associated with each that are native to the eastern United States and eastern Asia. One of my personal favorites is Kentucky wisteria (Wisteria macrostachya), the type my grandmother grew. Read on to learn more about caring for Kentucky wisteria vines in the garden. What is Kentucky Wisteria? Kentucky wisteria is notable because it is the hardiest of wisteria, with some of its cultivars rated for zone 4. The

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