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Lapageria rosea

Chilean bell flower

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Spread4m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPink red shades
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lapageria rosea (Chilean bell flower). This is the national flower of Chile. It is a strong-growing, twining climber with evergreen, glossy leaves. The flowers are borne from summer to late autumn with bell or trumpet shaped pale pink to red flowers. The leaves are glossy bright green leaves.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Copihue

Origin

Chile

Interest and use

Wall or trellis Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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.

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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