Iochroma genus. These are soft-wooded shrubs with arching branches that are best suited to warm, humid climates. The evergreen shrubs will carry clusters of long tubular flowers which will bloom in shades of blue, purple, red or white throughout the summer and autumn. They are frost tender, min 7-10C and will need full light or partial shade in fertile well drained soil.
Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees
C & S.America
Grown for their flowers.
Tip prune young plants to stimulate a bushy habit. Cut back flowered stems by half in late winter.
Propagation is by greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
Whitefly and red spider mite under glass may are sometimes troublesome.
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