Growing Silver Lace Vine Plants In Your Garden
Thinking of growing silver lace vine in your garden? What a lovely idea. Silver lace garden plant (Polygonum aubertii) is a vigorous deciduous to semi-evergreen vine that can grow up to 12 feet in one year. This drought tolerant vine twists its way around arbors, fences in the garden. Beautiful, fragrant white flowers adorn this low maintenance garden plant in the summer and fall. This vine, also known as fleece vine, thrives in USDA planting zones 4-8. To care this plant, the spot that you choose to plant this, should receive full sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. However, if you reside in a place where temperatures rise to 90° F, then it is better to choose a partially-shaded location, when the plant is in its growing season. The soil must be rich in nutrients and well-drained for the vine to grow as desired. Also, the acidity of the soil should be within the pH range of 5-8. It is important to keep the soil moist, especially when the climate’s dry; do not water the soil to a point where it’s soaking wet. It should be damp to the touch.
During the growing season, the soil has to be kept moist as the silver lace vine garden plant rapidly soaks up water. During warmer months, you may have to test if the soil is moist or not. You can do this by digging up a little soil (an inch deep) from the pot and trying to mold it into the shape of a ball. Once you notice that your vine has attained a height of 1 foot, the next step is to fertilize it. A balanced fertilizer is required during this time, and again when it begins to bud. Mulching the soil with organic compost (1-2 inches thick), will help the plant absorb moisture, nutrients, and prevent a weed invasion.