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First Editions® Summer Cascade™ Wisteria

Create a showy shower of summer color in your garden
by Kathleen Hennessy
March 17, 2013

Create your own “Wisteria Lane” with the new First Editions® Summer Cascade Wisteria. This flowering vine blooms on new growth, covering the plant with beautiful flowers beginning in June.

It’s the perfect choice for covering an arbor or pergola, adding shade, fragrance and ambiance to your outdoor space.

Summer Cascade’s long, showy flowers open a deep blue-lavender then fade as the season progresses. In late summer, the plant produces seedpods that add multi-season interest. Research at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum found Summer Cascade to be more reliably cold hardy than other varieties.

First Editions® Summer Cascade™ Wisteria

Wisteria macrostachya 'Betty Matthews'

Location: Full sun

Width: Varies

Zone: 4-8

Flower: Lavender

Height: 15- to 25-feet

Foliage: Medium green

Look for First Editions Summer Cascade™ Wisteria in the purple pot at your local garden center in spring 2013.

For more information visit

  • New Eden
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  • Plant a Row Grow a Row