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Incarvillea delavayi ‘Snowtop’

Hardy gloxinia

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Incarvillea delavayi 'Snowtop'
  • Common name: Hardy gloxinia
  • Family: Bignoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Incarvillea delavayi ‘Snowtop’

Incarvillea delavayi ‘Snowtop’ bears clusters of exotic-looking, trumpet-like white flowers from early to midsummer. The bold, divided leaves of this attractive plant form a backdrop for the large, showy blooms. It’s ideal for adding an exotic touch to a sunny herbaceous border, and is also suitable for growing in a container on a sunny patio. 

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For best results grow Incarvillea delavayi ‘Snowtop’ in moist but well-drained soil, in a sunny spot. In colder regions it may need protecting from frost – alternatively grow in in pots which you can move indoors in autumn.

How to grow Incarvillea 'Snowtop'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Incarvillea 'Snowtop' and wildlife

Incarvillea 'Snowtop' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Incarvillea 'Snowtop' poisonous?

Incarvillea 'Snowtop' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People