Lapageria rosea

Chilean Bellflower

The long twining stems of this lovely evergreen climber bear the national flower of Chile. Nodding, 3-inch rosy red bells, often spotted with white, have a heavy, waxy appearance, bloom off and on from late spring into autumn. Named cultivars include Flesh Pink, Nash Court Pink with darker marbling, brilliant crimson Superba, deep red-flowering Beatrice Anderson, and dark red Penheale. Outdoor plants do best in a frost-free climate, but will survive frost above 23º F if protected by surrounding plants and a sunny south-facing wall. Give light shade, with at most only brief direct sunlight. Needs high humidity, moderate summer temperatures and shelter from wind. Plant in moist, humus-rich, lime-free soil, adding peat moss or bark for excellent drainage. Good in a conservatory. Layer spring or fall. or grow from seed presoaked 48 hours before sowing. Watch for snails and slugs.
Lapageria rosea, Chilean Bellflower
This lovely evergreen vine has glossy leaves and graceful, waxy, bell-shaped flowers.

Attributes - Lapageria rosea

Plant Type: Vine

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Fall

Flower Color: Pink

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Powdery Mildew.

 
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