Return to the Beans, Peas & Other Legumes Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Vigna Caracalla versus Phaseolus Caracalla

Posted by aftermidnight Z8 V. Island B.C. (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 19, 11 at 14:35

It seems both of these are called snail vine but one's fragrant and one isn't. I bought seed for what is supposed to be the fragrant one last year, Phaseolus Caracalla the 'Corkscrew Vine', supposable the fragrant one. I wintered the vine (only one seed germinated) in a cool greenhouse and it looks like it has a few flower buds coming so I moved it back into the greenhouse, maybe I'll get to see which one I really have soon.

Is Vigna Caracalla the unscented 'Snail Vine' and Phaseolus Caracalla the scented 'Corkscrew Vine'? Has anyone ever sorted this out.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Vigna Caracalla versus Phaseolus Caracalla

After some searching I think Vigna Caracalla is the scented 'Corkscrew Vine'. The flowers are totally different on these two vines, so the unscented one must be the snail vine.

RE: Vigna Caracalla versus Phaseolus Caracalla

I meant to do some research on this but I can to a dead end. I will say this. I have it growing and I have the fragrant one. I bought my original plaqnt from Monticello. Jefferson's Monticello is where I originally saw this plant and the aroma is sensed long before the plant is seen. I have had mine 5 years and each year it produces more blooms and the intensity of the fragrance also increases. So I would suggest you order from them because I knoww it is fragrant. They also root very easily and mine produces a small amount of seed each year. Rodger

Here is a link that might be useful: Vigna Caracalla

RE: Vigna Caracalla versus Phaseolus Caracalla

Thanks Roger, I did a crosspost on the vine forum and think I've got it sorted out now. The right name for the fragrant one is Vigna Caracalla according to this.... I have to wait a bit to see which one I actually have.


Here is a link that might be useful: Corkscrew or Snail

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Beans, Peas & Other Legumes Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here