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Commonly known as Chilean bellflower, Copihue
EvergreenDark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingTwining climber which spreads slowly by suckers. Produces fleshy flowers singly or in twos or threes in the upper leaf axils.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)Borderline
Will grow outside in milder locationsThis 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 shadeShelter from cold drying winds in frosty areas.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowA mid 1840s introduction by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864).Pests & DiseasesAphids, scale, mealybugs and thrips may be a problem particularly in the greenhousePlace of originChile
Flower ShapeBell/LanternOblong-bell-shaped to 9cm (3½in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot 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
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)Borderline
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Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich.Neutral to acid soil