OK, so this was not actually my pick when we went out to the local specialty garden store.
Husband decided it was really cool, and so it made the cart-cut.
I've seen these cover HUGE trellises, so I was in favor, too.
A generous garden-lady in southern KY shared seeds with me once - seeds that did their disappearing act from a 'safe' place in the luggage.
It seemed a little wasteful to buy a plant that must be so easy to grow from seed,
but when Hubs is throwing around dollars at the garden store, I just smile and nod.
Even after a few drought months, it's still doing pretty well out near the carport. It's dropped a bunch of seeds and the seedlings are already coming up to renew the shabby-ish bottom of the vine.