An elegant plant with small broad leaves, often oak-lobed when young. The vein pattern picked out in yellow, turns reddish in autumn. Flowers tinged pink on the outside. It is not a vigorous plant. Grow it as a twining vine up a small tree, fence or tree or use it as a ground cover. Best grown in full sun. Discovered by Phillipp Franz von Siebold in Japan and introduced by Fortune about 1862.