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Mutisia decurrens

decurrent mutisia

M. decurrens is a rhizomatous sub-shrub with winged climbing stems bearing oblong, entire or toothed, dark green leaves ending in a forked tendril, with daisy-like bright orange flowers to 12cm across in summer

Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Orange Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Genus

Mutisia can be evergreen climbing perennials or shrubs with linear, oblong or pinnate leaves often with a terminal tendril, and showy daisy-like flowerheads borne in the leaf axils

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Chile, Argentina (Andes)

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet and shelter from cold winds. Keep roots moist and cool. Grow indoors in loam based potting compost in bright light, but with shading from full sun from late spring until autumn

Propagation

Propagate by seed or root stem tip cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 11

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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