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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Philesia genus. This is an evergreen shrub, which will sometimes form as a semi- climber, the leaves are long and lance-shaped, with tubular to bell-shaped flowers which bloom in late summer. It is frost tender, min 5C. Grow in semi-shade in well drained, preferably acidic soil. You can propagate by layering in late summer or autumn.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

Chile

Interest and use

Grown for its showy flowers.

Cultivation

They will need a cool moist but largely frost-free gardens. They will need humus-rich moist, well-drained soil with partial-shade. You can propagate from cuttings or by layering.

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by suckers in autumn.

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