The Q&A Archives: White & Pink Bower Vine

Question: I purchased a number of White & Pink Bower Vines (6 in all) from Home Depot in October 2006. I am very curious about these odd-looking pods that are replacing the blossoms on my Bower Vines. I have searched my gardening books and have been unable to find the purpose or reason for them!

The vines were planted in containers during October 2006; the pods first appeared in the month of June 2007 and continue to multiply!!

I would deeply appreciate your kind response.


Maureen Gilson


Answer: Your bower vine is producing seed pods and if you allow the pods to dry on the vine, then cut them off and break the pods open, you can collect the seeds. Each seed has the potential to produce a brand new bower vine. If allowed to remain on the plant, the pods will eventually weather enough to open on their open and spill seeds on the ground. If this happens, you'll have lots of new bower vines growing at the feet of your original plants.

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