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Lapageria Genus

Chilean bell flower

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist


Lapageria genus (Chilean bell flower). This genus has one species of evergreen, woody-stemmed climber. It is grown for its large waxy blooms. It is half hardy and will require humus-rich, well drained soil with partial shade. You should thin out congested growth in the spring. It can be propagated in the spring by seed; make sure you soak them for 2 days before sowing, or by layering in the spring or autumn.



Other common names

Chile bells



Interest and use

Grown for its large, waxy flowers.


They will needs a rich very well-drained soil, with some shade, If you grow in cool-temperate climates they are best grown under glass, You can propagate from seeds or cuttings. Provide support. Thin out congested growth in spring.


Seed in spring, soaked for 2 days before sowing, or in spring or autumn by layering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects may cause problems.

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