|This cultivar has long, thick thorns. Arching sprays of light pink to purple flower bracts provide vivid color in warm months on large evergreen vines with 3" ovate green leaves. The brightly colored bracts form "flowers," the true flowers are very small and white. Blooms summer to fall. Reaches 25' to 40' tall. Excellent cover for banks or walls. Great in containers for hanging baskets in cooler areas. Requires little water once established.