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Manettia bicolor

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Features

  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourOrange-red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Manettia bicolor. A fast-growing climber with sticky, hairy stems bearing ovate mid green leaves. Single and tubular bright red-lobed yellow flowers to 5cm are borne in summer. 2-4m high. Native to Paraguay and Uruguay.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Origin

N & S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their small but showy flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need a well-drained site in semi-shade it is appropriate in frost-free climates, otherwise they can be grown in a heated greenhouse. You can propagate from cuttings in summer or from seed.

Propagation

Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly is sometimes a problem.

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