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Lapageria rosea
Lapageria rosea

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Zones 5, 6, 15-17, 23, 24
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Lapageria rosea

Chilean Bellflower
Liliaceae
Evergreen, Vines

This national flower of Chile likes high humidity and moderate summer temperatures. Slender stems twine to 10–20 ft. Glossy, leathery, oval leaves to 4 in. long. Blooms off and on through late spring, summer, and fall. Beautiful, 3-in.-long, rosy red, pendent, bell-shaped flowers (frequently spotted with white) have unusually heavy, waxy texture; hold up as long as 2 weeks after cutting. Good vine for a post, trellis, or tree trunk. Give it wind protection and loose, well-drained, organically enriched soil. Protect from snails and slugs.

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