Hardy Gloxinia
Incarvillea delavayi 'Bee's Pink'

Family: Bignoniaceae (big-no-nih-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Incarvillea (in-kar-VIL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: delavayi (del-uh-VAY-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Bee's Pink

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Swansea, Massachusetts

Disputanta, Virginia

Battle Ground, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 2, 2008, Sneirish from Swansea, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

At this year's local Spring Garden Show in Providence, RI there was a vendor selling tubers for "Flowering Ferns." I suspect they probably are at most of the shows around the country. Of course, I knew that ferns do not have flowers, and I have been trying to identify what the plant really was. Thanks to DG I was able to find that it was the Hardy Gloxinia. The plant is pretty, and different looking. First blooming about mid-May in my Zone 6 garden, after planting on April 13. I hope this might help someone else who fell for the sales pitch and is interested in the proper identification. By the way, they also sell "Japanese Wonder Flowers" which are Four-O'clocks.