Snapdragon vines are delicate, herbaceous vines that grow up to 3 feet long. A small, rose-purple flower appears on a slender pedicel from the axil of triangular, lobed leaves. She is also known as Roving Sailor.
Despite not being a true snapdragon, this vine is attractive, charming, and well worth cultivating as a small, dense vine or groundcover, with each plant covering about 3 x 3 feet. In abundant blooms, the tiny flowers resemble garden snapdragons that grow on spikes.
The Snapdragon vine is a diminutive climber that can be used as a trailing vine from a hanging basket or as a trellis climber. They resemble tiny snapdragon blossoms. It is relatively cold and hardy in Central Texas, so protect it north of Austin. Buckeye butterflies eat snapdragon vines for larval food.
Butterfly Host Plant: Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Light: Part Shade
Zone: 9, 10
Origin: Southwest United States