Clavel del Campo

Mutisia sinuata

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mutisia (mu-TIS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: sinuata (sin-yoo-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Shrubs

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Red-Orange

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 28, 2005, Ursula from Santiago,
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This Mutisia species is endemic to the Andes Mountains portion shared by Chile and Argentina (between South Lat. 28 and 36), at an altitude between 1600 and 3800m above sea level.

This is a scrambling vine. Each stem is between 30 and 50 cm long. They grow associated either to higher vegetation that allows them to climb up to 50 cm, or rocks through which they scramble.
Sowing recommendations: during autumn, in a mix of equal parts of sharp river sand, compost and regular garden soil. Cover this mix with a layer of sand, place the seeds and barely cover with another layer of sharp river sand. Ideally, use individual pots, because root disturbance can lead the seedling to die when transplanted. Place your pots in a cold frame or a cold greenhouse if you have heav... read more

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