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Products > Parthenocissus 'Hacienda Creeper'
 
Parthenocissus 'Hacienda Creeper' - Rancho Viejo Creeper
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Vitaceae (Grapes)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Synonyms: [P. 'Rancho Viejo']
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Parthenocissus 'Hacienda Creeper' (Rancho Viejo Creeper) - This vine resembles the related Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, but is much smaller and slower growing and is evergreen in mild climates. The bright green palmate leaves are quite attractive and in areas that do not experience sharp frosts or drop down into the low 20s F, it will turn a reddish color in fall and retain its foliage until it is replaced by flushes of new bright green leaves in spring. This vining plant clings to fences or other structures, making it a great screening plant but it can also be used as a groundcover. Plant in full sun to part shade. Tolerates poor soils and some drought. Hardy to USDA Zone 7 (0F.). This plant was discovered by Scott Ogden growing at an old hacienda in Mexico. The name Parthenocissus comes from Greek word 'parthenos' meaning "virgin" and 'kissos' (Latinized as 'cissus"), an ancient name for an ivy-like vine. The reasons given for this name vary with some believing it comes from the fact that some species in the genus form seeds without pollination (Apomixis) or that the scientific name actually was in reference to the English common name "Virginia creeper" for this plant since Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth I, also known as the the "Virgin Queen".  Information displayed on this page about  Parthenocissus 'Hacienda Creeper' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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