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Chilean bell flower

Lapageria spp.

Also known as

Chile bells

Lapageria rosea (2) by ashley basil (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Chilean bell flower Overview

A monotypic genus of twining climber from the forests of Southern Chile. The only member, L. rosea, or the Chilean bellflower, has oval evergreen leaves and pendulous bell-shaped waxy flowers in shades of pink, scarlet and orange produced in Summer and Autumn. There are a number of cultivars available bred for a variety of flower colours. They are tender plants ideal for a mild, shady garden.

How to propagate Chilean bell flower

Seed

Seed in spring, soaked for 2 days before sowing.

Layering

In spring or autumn by layering.

Other uses of Chilean bell flower

Grown for its large, waxy flowers.

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