Lapageria rosea

Chilean Bellflower

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Key information

Plant type

Conservatory climber

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


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Plant details

This remarkable twining climber has attractive, dark green evergreen foliage and pendant, waxy deep pink flowers from summer to late autumn. It is not hardy in most parts of the U.K, where it should be grown in a shaded, cool greenhouse in acid compost. Keep compost moist at all times.

Family: Philesiaceae/Liliaceae

Genus: Lapageria

Species: rosea

Plant type: Conservatory climber

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Acidic

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 500cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to plant seeds: February to April

Flowering period: July to December

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