Lapageria, Chilean Bellflower, Copihue 'Myrtle Wolfs Pink'

Lapageria rosea

Family: Philesiaceae
Genus: Lapageria (la-puh-JER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: rosea (RO-zee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Myrtle Wolfs Pink
Additional cultivar information:(aka Myrtle Wolfs Pink)
Hybridized by E. Carmen

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Scarify seed before sowing

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 12, 2007, Kell from (Zone 9b) wrote:

Myrtle Wolfs Pink was hybridized by a local Californian , Mr. Ed Carmen. It was later named by a worker at the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley after a Myrtle Wolfe who was successfully growing this lapageria in Berkeley. This vine darkens in cool weather to a medium pink. It flowers freely and is easy to propagate from cuttings.

This woody climber originated in the rain forests of Chile (where it is their national flower) where it prefers its roots in shade and then it climbs up into the sunlight to flower in summer all the way thru to winter. It can grow up to 15 feet under cultivation and even higher in the wild. The flowers which are thick and waxy, hang down like 3 to 4 inch bells. They have 6 petals, 3 outer and 3 inner that form the bell shape. They prefer a sli... read more

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