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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

Description

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.

Characteristics

Evergreens

Other common names

Chile bells

Origin

Chile

Interest and use

Grown for its large, waxy flowers.

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

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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