Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘wisteria’


In a World of Wisteria

In a World of Wisteria

Fabaceae (Leguminosae). Wisteria. Along with SoCal’s jacaranda, wisteria is a divine purple power flower. Wisterias climb by twining their stems either clockwise or counterclockwise round any available support. They can climb as high as 66 ft. above the ground and spread out 33 ft. laterally. The world’s largest known wisteria is in Sierra Madre, California, measuring […]

Wistaria Hysteria

Wistaria Hysteria

In 1918, 12,000 people congregated in Sierra Madre for the first ever Wistaria Festival. It’s more than 90 years later, and we Sierra Madreans still love our big purple plant, planted in 1894 on what is now West Carter Avenue. It is, undoubtedly, an impressive specimen: over an acre in size, weighing 250 tons and […]

Wistaria Festival

Wistaria Festival

Want to see the world’s largest blossoming plant? One that weighs 250 tons? It’s one of the seven horticultural wonders of the world, so the answer should be a definitive YES. Come on over to Sierra Madre this weekend for the annual Wistaria Festival. The historic vine will be in full bloom, ready to be […]

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