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Adlumia Genus

Climbing fumitory

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Description

Adlumia genus (Climbing fumitory). This is a genus of two species of biennial plants with divided leaves. The flowers are pale purple in colour and 'dropping' in appearance, similar to the Dicentra genus.

Characteristics

Biennials, Deciduous, Shrubs

Other common names

Adlum, Alleghany vine

Origin

Korea, E. North America

The Adlumia genus was named by the botanist Constantine Rafinesque in 1807 after John Adlum (1759-1836), who was known as the 'father of American viticulture' (grape-growing).

Interest and use

Grown for its leaves and flowers.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring.

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