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Bomarea andimarcana

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height1.2m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPale yellow

Description

Bomarea andimarcana. A scrambling or scandent, climber native to Peru. It bears umbels of pale yellow flowers in mid spring to mid autumn.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Semi-evergreen

Origin

Peru

Interest and use

Grown for the tubular or bell-shaped flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are half hardy to frost tender, min 5C. Grow them in any well drained soil with full light. You must water regularly in the growing season and sparingly when dormant. You might need to provide some support. You need to cut out the old flowering stems at ground level when the leaves turn yellow.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds or by division in the early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, whiteflies and aphids under glass.

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