• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Eccremocarpus scaber

Chilean glory flower

  • Other common names Chilean glory flower
    glory vine

    beauty vine

    see more
  • Family Bignoniaceae

  • Genus Eccremocarpus are climbing perennials, evergreen or deciduous, with pinnately divided leaves and terminal racemes of tubular flowers

  • Details E. scaber is a fast-growing, slender, evergreen perennial climber that can be grown as an annual. Clinging by tendrils, it has pinnate leaves and terminal clusters of tubular, reddish-orange flowers 2.5cm in length, from late spring to autumn

  • Plant range Chile


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Full Sun

  • Aspect West-facing or South-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Sand


  • Loam


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline


  • Ultimate height 2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow under glass in a well-drained, loam-based compost in full light. When in growth water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser once a month. Water sparingly in winter. Outdoors grow in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, provide support and shelter from frost

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in early spring at a temperature of 13-16?C or take tip cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11 in early spring

Pests Prone to glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly when grown under glass

Diseases Generally disease free

Did you find the information you were looking for?

RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.

Join the RHS now

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.