A deciduous climber that produces purple and pale mauve pea shaped flowers with a yellow blotch on the upper petal which begin to appear in spring through to summer. Suitable for growing in full sun or dappled shade where soils are fertile, moist and free-draining. Hardy and fast growing. Frost hardy to -15C
May grow to approximately 5m.
Prune to produce mass flowering In summer, cut back the wispy stems on both the laterals and sub-laterals (the side shoots from the laterals) to about five or six buds from the main branches. In winter, cut back these stems even harder to within two or three buds of the main branches. These form the short spurs that will go on to produce flowers in the following spring.