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PlantFiles: Iochroma
Iochroma cyanea 'Wine Red'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iochroma (eye-oh-KROH-muh) (Info)
Species: cyanea (sy-AN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Wine Red

Synonym:Iochroma cyaneum
Synonym:Iochroma tubulosa
Synonym:Iochroma tubulosum

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropics On Sep 28, 2005, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Actually,once a dry California summer rolls around, all the Iochroma's like a good deal of water-and constant. They prefer a wind protected area as the leaves tear easily and worse,a large plant will blow over in a good wind. And I'm pretty sure they can grow over ten feet. On the better side,they are showy and very fast growers (fertilize to keep up) that can be regularly pruned to control wild growth. It might be best to cut them down to sticks in the spring to invigorate them with lush new growth. Do the hummers go for them!..they might fly right past that California native to feast on Iochroma.


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

Brentwood, California
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Hayward, California
Odessa, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Mandeville, Louisiana
Cumberland, Maryland
Utica, New York
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

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