I was looking back through some older photos
to get the botanic name for this beauty and I noticed
something interesting. The first
flower from this vine on the site is a lot more purple.
I can only assume that is from the shady cool conditions
we try to keep in the back yard. I'm sure he was in bright sunlight
in the nursery and probably got just the right nutrients to
bring out those beautiful colors. But I think I like the variegated
look even more! And since I regularly have to untangle this guy from
all of the other plants in the back yard I think he is pretty
happy with the arrangement too.