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Gloxinia perennis

Canterbury bells

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.35m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 1m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPurple blue

Description

Gloxinia perennis (Canterbury bells). This species is a bushy perennial with ovate toothed leaves which are glossy medium green. The single purple-blue flowers are bell-shaped and borne from the summer to the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous or Sub-shrub

Origin

Peru

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 10C and will need partial shade and humus-rich, well drained soil. They will die down in late autumn or winter; then keep the rhizomes nearly dry.

Propagation

You can propagate by division or seeds in the spring or by stem or leaf cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Vine weevils and mildew

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