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Products > Plants - Browse Alphabetically > Lapageria rosea
 
Lapageria rosea - Chilean Bellflower

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Philesiaceae (Lapageria)
Origin: Chile (South America)
Flower Color: Rose Pink
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lapageria rosea (Chilean Bellflower) - The Chilean Bell Flower is one of the most beautiful of flowering vines. It is the national flower of Chile, where it is known as Copihue. It is a vigorous plant with leathery evergreen leaves that can grow to 10 feet tall and wide with support. In late summer and fall appear the 4" long succulent flowers that are usually a watermelon pink color with a netted overlay of darker red. These flowers are long lasting and in Chile are cut and sold for flower arrangements. The fruit is also sold in the markets and although they have lots of seeds, they are reportedly very sweet and soft, somewhat like custard. Plant in bright shade in a rich well-drained soil with regular irrigation. It requires little fertilizer - particularly avoid fertilizer with phosphorus that raises the pH levels of the soil. Do not allow to dry out or plant where other plants' roots will compete for moisture. Hardy to around 15-20 F. Lapageria is named for Josephine Tascher de la Pagerie, Napoleon Bonaparte's wife. Web image courtesy of Margie Tyre.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Lapageria rosea.
 
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