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botanical name:
Lapageria rosea
Lapageria rosea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Chilean Bellflower
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: climber, evergreen
height: 5.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: twining
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season:
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -2°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Twining climber with slender woody stems and alternate, ovate dark green leaves. Pendent, bell shaped, fleshy, pink to red flowers produced singly or in twos and threes from summer to autumn.

cultivation:
Needs warm, moist conditions in part shade and humus-rich, neutral to acid, well drained soil. In cool areas it is best grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.

other notes:
From moist forest areas of Chile.

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