Honeyvine milkweed

plant profile

Honeyvine milkweed (Cynanchum laeve) is also known as climbing milkweed, bluevine, sand vine or milkweed vine. It is native to most of the eastern United States. It can have a weedy habit due to the aggressive twining stems and ability to spread by seed. The small, fragrant flowers occur in clusters and are followed by large pod-like fruits that are filled with hairy seeds, typical of the milkweed family.

Plant Type: Perennial

Mature Size: Climbs and twines 20 feet or more

Roots: Taproot

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Time: July – August

Soil Type: Moist and Fertile

Soil Texture: Well Drained

Water Needs: Low

Maintenance: Low