Are you tired of buying Chinese or Japanese wisteria that doesn’t bloom? How about trying Kentucky Wisteria? It is native to southern Illinois, but in our yard, the vines have consistently bloomed for the past 6 years. Flowers are purple to purple-blue. Some ... people have pointed out that the Kentucky Wisteria blooms only half as long as other wisterias. My reply is, “It blooms!” I recommend putting this plant on a trellis, for it will strangle a tree. It needs half-day sun and good garden soil. Be prepared to wait 2-3 years for blooms, but you’ll be glad you did!