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Genus: A

Acanthus
bear's breech
Acorus
sweet flag
Actinidia
hardy kiwi fruit; bower vine; kolomikta vine; tara vine
Adiantum
northern maidenhair fern
Agastache
Giant hyssop
Ajuga
Bugleweed
Akebia
five-leaved akebia
Allium
onion; chives
Ammophila
American beachgrass
Amphicarpaea
hog peanut
Amsonia
Arkansas blue-star; blue star; thread-leaf blue star; willow amsonia
Andropogon
big bluestem; turkey-foot
Anemone
Canada anemone
Antennaria
pussytoes
Anthoxanthum
sweet vernal grass
Apios
Indian potato; groundnut
Aquilegia
Columbine
Aralia
sarsparilla
Arctostaphylos
bearberry; kinnikinick
Arenaria
Arisaema
Aristolochia
Armeria
sea pink
Aruncus
Goatsbeard
Arundinaria
canebrake bamboo; large cane; small canebrake bamboo; southern cane; switch cane
Arundo
giant reed; Italian reed; cana brava
Asarum
Wild ginger
Asclepias
butterfly weed; swamp milkweed
Asimina
pawpaw
Aster
aster
Athyrium
lady fern
Atrichum
(moss)

Next: B

Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Akebia

(Lardizabalaceae - lardizabala family)
Two species of woody, climbing vines from Asia.

Akebia quinataAkebia quinata
quinata semi-evgrn vine • ht 30' or more • zones 5-10.

five-leaved akebia

Akebia quinata - Oct 2 Akebia quinata - Oct 2


edible fruit, fragrant, screen, ground cover, sun - part shade
Japan, China, Korea

A vigorous, densely foliaged twining vine. Climbs readily, but can also be used as a ground cover. Compound, leathery leaves are unusual in appearance. Evergreen in mild climates. Tolerant of partial shade. The clusters of fragrant, lilac-purple flowers appear in May. Fruit is a 2-7" long pod which turns purple and splits open when ripe in September or October. Inside is a core of edible white pulp which tastes somewhat like tapioca pudding with seeds. In order to obtain fruit it is necessary to plant two or more vines. Hand cross-pollination will likely result in heaviest fruit production (much fruit can be set as a result of a few minutes of hand-pollination). The vines in our planting,, which are about 15' apart, usually set fairly good crops of fruit without hand-pollination, however.

4¼" pot, cat # 1P1D1 $14.95 each / 3+, $14.50 ea.
½ gal., cat # 1P1D2 $19.95 each.