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Lapageria rosea 'Flesh Pink'

Chilean bellflower

A twining, medium-sized, evergreen climber with leathery, ovate green leaves and waxy, hanging, pale pink, bell-shaped flowers up to 7.5cm in length in the summer and autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Pink Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Philesiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Genus

Lapageria is a twining climber, with ovate, evergreen leaves and large, pendent, waxy-textured, narrowly bell-shaped flowers in summer and autumn

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Ideal climber for a mild, shady garden, especially in acid to neutral soil. Protect from cold, drying winds and provide support. It can also be grown indoors in a large container

Propagation

Propagate by layering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Sub-tropical
  • Hedging and screens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 11 after flowering or leave unpruned

Pests

May be susceptible to, mealybugs, scale insects and tortrix moth

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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