Summer Cascade Wisteria
For years, wisteria was a lavish and glorious perennial vine that bloomed throughout the summer—but only in warm climates. Northern gardeners transplanted the vines but were frustrated by plants that produced few blooms and barely survived Minnesota winters. Now, the hardy ‘Summer Cascade’ gives gardeners in cold climates a gorgeous, reliable, and prolific blooming vine.
Breeding work to develop a hardy wisteria started with seedlings from a Kentucky variety that Betty Ann Addison of White Bear Lake successfully grew in her garden. Originally known as ‘Betty Matthews,’ the wisteria has been tested at the Agricultural Experiment Station and propagated for wide distribution.
Breeders: Steve McNamara/Stan Hokansan