Wisteria Flower Meanings
and Ning Yeh, Ph.D.
√ Updated: September 14, 2010

Wisteria Symbolism in Chinese Art

Wisteria MeaningThe wisteria is called "Purple Vine" in China. In one cluster, the petals shade harmoniously from the strong, dark purple tip to the soft, light pink at the open base. Wisteria symbolizes playfulness and adventure.

Among all plants, vines are the most vivid examples of nature's playful spontaneity. When they decide to grow, they grow without knowing where to grow to. They never miss an opportunity to engage themselves in a playful act with whomever they meet.The movement of the vine dutifully records the memory of its adventures.

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All About Wisteria

Wisteria is a woody climbing vine with about ten species. Wisteria vines climb steadily by twining themselves either clockwise or counterclockwise around any available support.

Wisteria is hardy and fast-growing and sometimes considered to be a an invasive species. Wisteria can be propagated by hard cuttings, soft cuttings or seeds. The flowers of some wisteria are edible and used to make wine, but other species are toxic.

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