Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls'

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Fragrant Blooms the First Season

Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls', like other wisteria, is a strong grower, reaching 30 feet or more. It is, however, not invasive like its Asian cousins. Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls', a native variety, is less vigorous and easier to manage, refraining from choking out trees over time, as some wisteria are wont to do - a distinct advantage in the South, where wisteria can run wild. All of these things make it an ecologically sensitive choice.

Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls' flowers sooner than the Asian types (some of which can take 10 years or more), blooming its first season with fragrant, vividly blue flowers on 4- to 6-inch racemes that appear in spring and repeat all summer. Its bloom also arrive about two weeks later than others, so late-winter frosts seldom affect flowering.

The many attributes of Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls', which include its deer and drought tolerance and its disease-resistant foliage, earned it a Georgia Gold Medal in 2006. This gorgeous vine is a perfect choice for pergolas, trellises, fences, arbors, and containers, attracting butterflies to your garden all summer long. It can also be trained as a free-standing tree - tie it to a sturdy 5- or 6-foot stake and prune the top to encourage branching.

Pruning should occur in late winter to shape and remove any undesirable growth. Another light trim after the first flush of flowers will improve branching and produce an encore bloom.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Wisteria
Species frutescens
Variety 'Amethyst Falls'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Vining
Plant Height 30 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 4 in - 6 in
Additional Characteristics Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer, Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Native
Bloom Color Blue
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Wisconsin

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 07, 2017

Amethyst Falls is beautiful!

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I planted 2 AF vines in large pots last year. The deer grazed on them almost all year. This year, I wanted to enjoy the blooms, so have been spraying plants nightly with peppermint oil and water mix. So far, the deer, really axis, are leaving them. Not many flowers this first year, but enjoying each little burst of color.😁

Laurie from TX
January 28, 2012

Amethyst Falls vs Blue Moon wisteria

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Dallas Texas. Planted Amethyst Falls and Blue Moon wisterias side by side on the same fence. After two years. the Amethyst Falls is easily 20 times the size of the Blue Moon. The Amethyst Falls was unaffected by one of the hottest summers in Dallas record! Very highly recommended.

John Kirtley from TX

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