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Pueraria lobata

Kudzu vine

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed-purple

Description

Pueraria lobata (Kudzu vine). The brown oval roots can be used to thicken soups as it is very starchy.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Vine

Origin

Japan, China

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Seed in spring.

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