Silver Lace Vine (Polygonum aubertii) is a popular but controversial climbing plant because of its vigorous growth habit. This drought-tolerant vine wraps around porch pillars, fences, or pergolas.
The gorgeous scented white flowers adorn this easy-care plant in summer and fall. Polygonum is a genus of around 130 species of flowering plants in the Polygonaceae (knotweed and buckwheat) family. The plant is also known as Silvervine Fleeceflower and Fleece Vine.
The silver lace vine is a semi-evergreen to the deciduous vine that can grow up to 3.5 m (12 feet) in length. The foliage is light green; the new leaves usually have a reddish-bronze color.
The small, fragrant flowers bloom green to white in summer, often with a pink tint, blooming profusely in thin panicles.