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Incarvillea Genus

Trumpet flower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Incarvillea genus (Trumpet flower). This genus has about 14 species some of which are annuals but are mainly perennials. Most of the species will flower in shades of magenta and deep rose-pink although one or two species come in shades of yellow or white. They are fully to frost hardy, and will require sun and fertile well drained soil. You can propagate by seeds in the autumn or spring.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials

Other common names

Hardy gloxinia

Origin

C & E. Asia

Interest and use

Suitable for rock gardens and borders.

Cultivation

Protect crowns with bracken or compost in winter.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be attacked by slugs.

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