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Commonly known as Chinese trumpet flower, Hardy gloxinia
Exotic, but hardy, pink or white trumpets in early and midsummer.
Named after the Jesuit missionary and botanist with the equally exotic name Pierre Nicholas Le Chéron d'Incarville.
Genus of 16 species of annuals and tap-rooted perennials from mountainous areas in central and eastern Asia.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Full sun - with a little dappled shade during the heat of the day in summer.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their tubular 2-lipped flowers with 5 spreading petals on strong stems.
Pests & Diseases - slugs.
Place of origin - central and eastern Asia.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
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