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Asarina erubescens

Creeping gloxinia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height2.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Asarina erubescens (Creeping gloxinia). This species is a scandant evergreen perennial climber; the leaves are triangular grey-green and toothed. The red-pink flowers are trumpet shaped and will bloom in the summer and the autumn.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained

Propagation

Seed in spring.

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