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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Canarina genus. This is a small genus of about 3 species, They are deciduous weak climbers or scramblers, they will die back to the tuberous rootstock in the winter or the tropical dry season. They have angular toothed or shallowly lobed leaves. The flowers are large Campanula-like bells in shades of red or orange and will appear singly in the upper leaf axis.

Characteristics

Deciduous

Origin

Canary Islands and E. Africa.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

They are frost tender with a min of 7C, Grow them in any fertile, well drained soil with full light.You will need to water them moderately from the early autumn to late spring. They might need a little support, remember to remove the dead stems when dormant.

Propagation

Propagation is by basal cuttings or seed which are sown in the spring or autumn.

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