This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
This is one of the most popular of our hardy vines, growing very rapidly, climbing to a height of 50 feet or more. When in bloom it is truly magnificent. It flowers in early Spring resembling in size and shape a bunch of grapes.
* Wistaria Sinensis (Chinese Blue)
-- The flowers are of a pale blue color, and are borne in pendulous racemes in May and June.
* Wistaria Alba (Chinese White).
-- Very like the Chinese Blue, except that the flowers are white and remain longer.
* Wistaria Flore Pleno (Chinese Purple).
-- Blooms in the Spring in short, dense clusters; flowers pale blue.