Eccremocarpus scaber

Eccremocarpus scaber

Chilean glory flower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Eccremocarpus scaber
  • Common name: Chilean glory flower
  • Plant type: Climber

Height: 3m

Spread: 1.8m

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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The Chilean glory flower, Eccremocarpus scaber, is an exotic-looking climber with wiry stems and sparse, dark, evergreen foliage which acts as a perfect backdrop to its bright red, orange or yellow tubular flowers. It provides a useful screen for the bare bases of climbing roses, or to disguise the balding lower areas of conifers. The plants are not hardy but in mild regions they may survive – dying down in winter and reappearing larger and stronger the following year. In very mild, sheltered areas the foliage may remain all winter. Otherwise they should be treated as annuals. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Eccremocarpus scaber in fertile, neutral to acidic, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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