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Rhodochiton atrosanguineum

 
Rhodochiton atrosanguineum
purple bell vine
Rhodochiton atrosanguineum
New flowers: just small bells

Common name purple bell vine
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle tender perennial
Flowers purple (summer-fall)
Size vine to 10 ft
Light sun-part shade

Twining tender perennial vine, grown as an annual in our climate. Although the seedlings developed nicely inside, the plants didn't do much of anything once placed outside, and a good fraction perished. But in late summer the survivors finally started twining their heart-shaped leaves up the fence along which I had placed them, and by late August were displaying their flowers. The blooms start as small rounded bells in a deep shade of purple. As they get older, the original bell part develops a lighter shade of rose, while a darker tubular protrusion grows out of its center and proceeds to open - creating a bicolor effect. Up close you can see that all parts of the flower are softly hairy.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '07/'08 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (90%G, 10-13d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (35%G, 9-14d)


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