Basella rubra /Malabar Spinach

Basella rubra   / Basella rubra
Climbing vine
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Climbing vine

Handsome vine trained on a picket fence

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Scientific Name: Basella rubra
Common Name: Malabar Spinach
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This annual vine is not a true spinach. Grown for edible leaves. Makes a handsome vine for fences and other garden structures during the summer months.