Akebia are still very rare, but highly decorative and easy vines from Eastern Asia, growing in moist woods in shaded places, where they wind up trees. Make clusters of medium sized flowers in spring, followed by large, Passiflora like fruits in early autumn, which open half-way to show their transparent fruit pulp, in which the blackish seeds are embedded. For any humus rich soil in half shade to full sun. Will grow moderately and thus stay manageable for many years. A very rare but excellent genus! Very decorative climbers.
Sow preferably at a minimum of some 10°C in spring in any well drained, humus rich soil. Transplant in early autumn or late spring.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.