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Canarina canariensis

Canary Island bellflower

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  • Canarina canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Canarina canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsFebruary to May
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourDeep red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Canarina canariensis (Canary Island bellflower). A scrambling or scandent, deciduous climber. Bears highly attractive orange pendent flowers, the throats laced in a deep red, in late winter.

Characteristics

Deciduous

Origin

Canary Islands and E. Africa.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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  • Canarina canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

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

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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