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Commonly known as Lady's eardrops
More than 8000 hybrids and cultivars in this most popular group.
Most have pendent, tubular flowers in a huge range of sizes and manifestations.Those with a lax, trailing habit which can be supported by canes have recently been described as climbers.
Genus of about 100 species of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs from mountainous areas of Central and South America and New Zealand.
Deciduous - and evergreen perennials. Flowers are usually pendent, single or in groups from the leaf axils. The petals form a cup- or bell-shaped corolla. Leaves are usually lance-shaped to oval. Fruits are edible.
Additional Features - Good to know - - named after German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501-66). There are more than 8000 hybrids and cultivars.
Pests & Diseases - whiteflies, capsid bugs, aphids, vine weevil, red spider mites, grey mould, rust.
Place of origin - Central and South America, New Zealand.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving -
Fertile moist well-drained soil