Compact variety Amethyst Falls wisteria, is it a Chinese or Japanese variety? Need to know this so I can train clockwise or anti-clockwise. Thanks.
It is actually American wisteria, which trains clockwise.
My wisteria vine is from Georgia. It blooms 3x a summer. It smells horrible....like a cat has sprayed! What can I do to change the odor?
Ah, it sounds like you have an American wisteria, likely the 'Amethyst Falls' variety, which unfortunately has a disagreeable odor like that of cat urine - normal for this wisteria. There is little you can do about this since it's normal, though pruning out the flowers or masking the scent with other 'nice-smelling' plantings may help alleviate the problem. Wish I could be more helpful.
What is wrong with my new Amethyst Falls Wisteria I just planted?
I think your vine is likely stressed and may be showing some signs of watering issues.
Make sure you are watering deeply, once or even twice a week with a slow trickle.
Check to make sure the soil is well draining and that the roots are moist, but not soggy.
Here are some links to refresh you on the care requirements.
Why do my wisteria smell like cat urine?
Amethyst Falls is the most common variety of Wisteria sold in American greenhouses.
This is a common complaint about this plant, though not everyone can smell it.
Many people report 'no smell' and others say 'it smells like roses'.
There is nothing that can be done to change the smell of the plant.
Enjoy from a distance!
I just purchased a wisteria falls. What am I getting myself into. Also, if the smell is so bad why do nurseries sell it?
Many plants can produce an aroma like cat pee - juniper tams are known for it as are certain species of boxwood. And apparently Amethyst Falls wisteria, too!! Some people are more sensitive to this odor than others.
Chinese and Japanese wisteria have pleasant scents - the American ones are described as 'musk' scented.
The garden center may let you return you plant and choose something else.
Hello, We just planted one of four Wisteria Amethyst Falls plants in an extra large hand made cement container (24"(L) x18"(H) x24"(D)) so we have three more to go. We would like to plant something at the base of the plants so that it provides a bit of shade there plus makes it prettier. What would go well with this plant without taking too much root space and will look beautiful as a combination? Something that spills over the container would be ideal. I included a photo.
I would just get an annual and then keep it mulched over winter. These vines are vigorous growers and probably don't need competition from other plants for nutrients.
I would add some million bells or petunias for the rest of the summer.