Wisteria
THE SHORT RACEMED JAPANESE VARIETIES

WISTERIA brachybotrys BLUE VELVET

This , usually the first of the often known as venusta forms to flower , is a very floriferous selection , the more so the older it gets . The flowers are on the blue side of blue-violet and held in racemes about 20cm. long , generally longer in the summer blooming . The flowers are strongly scented and the new foliage is a very pale yellow-green . turning soft yellow in autumn .

WISTERIA brachybotrys OKAYAMA

An extremely attractive addition to the venusta types , this form with its pink-mauve florets , is a very garden worthy climber . Raceme length is around 20cm. and the flowers are strongly scented when they open in early spring . Like other forms of this family , it is a robust plant that reflowers in summer and becomes more floriferous with age . The unopened floral sheafs are very eye catching .
WISTERIA brachybotrys WHITE SILK

Pure creamy-white flowers on racemes around 20cm. long , are in abundance in spring and summer , the summer buds are a distinct pink rather than white and are very showy . The flowers are strongly and pleasantly scented . New foliage is a very pale yellow-green and flowering starts on very young plants .


SOME NAME CHANGES FOR MARKETING PURPOSES

A few varieties have originally been given names that do little for their chances of public acceptance and for marketing purposes, new names are universally accepted as an aid to enhancing the prospects of these varieties making it into gardens more regularly. Below are listed old and new names .

WISTERIA brachybotrys BLUE VELVET== ==WISTERIA brachybotrys MURASAKI KAPITAN
WISTERIA brachybotrys WHITE SILK== ==WISTERIA brachybotrys SHIRO KAPITAN
WISTERIA floribunda BLACK DRAGON== ==WISTERIA floribunda VIOLACEA PLENA
WISTERIA floribunda ROSEA== ==WISTERIA floribunda HON BENI
WISTERIA floribunda SNOW SHOWERS== ==WISTERIA floribunda SHIRO NODA