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LAPAGERIA rosea

Commonly known as Chilean bellflower, Copihue

Fleshy pink flowers 3-4in long. Limited availability
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Twining climber which spreads slowly by suckers. Produces fleshy flowers singly or in twos or threes in the upper leaf axils.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
    If growing in greenhouse - ericaceous compost , added sharp sand, filtered light. Will not tolerate long periods of sunshine.
  • Against a wall
  • Partial shade
    Shelter from cold drying winds in frosty areas.

LAPAGERIA rosea

 
Seeds £8.00 per packet 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A mid 1840s introduction by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864).
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, scale, mealybugs and thrips may be a problem particularly in the greenhouse
    Place of origin
    Chile
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Oblong-bell-shaped to 9cm (3½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
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