Lophospermum, Creeping Gloxinia, Mexican Twist 'Great Cascade Wine Red'

Lophospermum erubescens

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Lophospermum (lo-fo-sper-mum) (Info)
Species: erubescens (er-yoo-BESS-kens) (Info)
Cultivar: Great Cascade Wine Red
Additional cultivar information:(PP15532, Great Cascade group)
Hybridized by Yomo-Miyazaki
Registered or introduced: 2003
Synonym:Asarina erubescens
Synonym:Maurandya erubescens


Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade




Foliage Color:



6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual


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Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (red-purple)

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Nathrop, Colorado

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Averill Park, New York

Southold, New York

Regina, Saskatchewan

Spokane, Washington

Fairmont, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 2, 2014, Pearl375 from Brooklyn, NY wrote:

I bought this plant last year at a plant sale in Brooklyn. It did wonderfully throughout the summer and fall in my skylighted hall area (southeast exposure) blooming profusely. I kept it there thru the winter when temps reached 55-65 degrees. I reduced watering and only watered from the saucer, afraid of stem rot. This year it did not fare as well. What I have now is smaller leaves mottled with white streaks and alot less flowers.


On Jan 25, 2013, saskboy from Regina, SK (Zone 3b) wrote:

I plant several of these vines in a long windowbox located over a high entrance archway. It hangs down in great swags, so that its like walking thru a curtain. fast growing and gets progressively more floriferous as the season wears on. The flowers are a rich vibrant burgundy and resemble gigantic snapdragons. It needs lots of sun, regular watering, and periodic fertilizing. I combined it with variegated vinca vine, and hot pink cascading petunias.


On Sep 9, 2011, dewy from Moose Creek, AK wrote:

I bought this plant at a local nursery here in North Pole Alaska; for the first time this spring. It is now my new favorite. It bloomed from mid-late June through yesterday (Sept 8th); through several frosts, and had blooms still coming as of Sept 8th. I will have to check and see if it survived our coldest temperature to date 25 degree; last night. I used bat guano, plant food, green sand, and bone meal, when I transplanted it from the small 6 inch pot. I first had it in full sun, after the first few blooms it seemed to stop doing anything, so I moved it to my deck which is part shade; getting only direct sun in the evening, from the time I put it on the deck it was non stop beautiful cascading from a tall stand, all the way down, and spreading all over the place. I did have to keep an ey... read more


On Sep 2, 2011, flinx66 from Spokane, WA wrote:

I had absolutely no problem getting this plant to bloom. I had three foot long flowering vines within a month after transplanting. Out of all the annuals I planted this season, this gorgeous vine has received the most attention by visitors coming to my home.


On Aug 11, 2010, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

In my area it hardly grew in a part sun container - seem to sulk and never did bloom or grow out much. Only lasted one year in sales at a local greenhouse then disappeared. - obvious due to disappointing sales.


On Feb 5, 2009, lusarytole from Fairmont, WV wrote:

I have had this plant for 3 years. I bring some cuttngs in each winter and just keep them in a jar of water all winter in a west window. Then plant them outside each summer. They do wondeful and bloom all summer.