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Dioscorea discolor, native to Ecuador, is a counterclockwise-twining ornamental tropical vine that is grown for its colorful variegated foliage. It is tuberous (same genus as edible yams) and typically grows to 10-12’ in a single season. Pointed, heart-shaped leaves are richly patterned and marbled with dark green, pale green and white with a silvery midrib above and reddish-purple beneath. Clusters of small, white, aromatic flowers in drooping axillary panicles.
Genus name honors Pedanios Dioscorides, first century Greek physician and herbalist.
Specific epithet means of two different and, usually, distinct colors.
Care and how to grow:
Grow in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Needs a support structure upon which to grow. Also may be grown in containers that must be overwintered indoors or as a houseplant in bright sunny indoor locations.
Cold hardy zones 9 to 11
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