currently in Austin


Butterfly Vine

Mascagnia Macroptera

butterfly vine

Also called orchid vine, this perennial thrives in the heat and sun, but also does well in part-shade. It prefers well-drained soil and is very drought tolerant. It may go dormant in cold winters but will return in spring. It can be a bit invasive, but that depends on your point of view. It attracts bees and other beneficials, but is deer resistant.

The seed pods resemble butterflies and can be dried for crafts and decorations.