Climber and ornamental plant with medicinal properties, also used as a groundcover for banks, flowerbeds and pots. It is diuretic, cough healer and astringent, but it is not recommended for domestic use.
Deciduous climber growing up to 3m with rounded dark green leaves. Small scented orangey and pink flowers. The berries are reddish and non edible.
It adapts to any soils.
Direct sowing outside or to obtain a more regular and faster germination stratify in cold the seeds for 30-60 days before the sowing. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.