Lapageria rosea

Boyce Tankersley
Fri, 17 Sep 2010 09:15:38 PDT
Hi Jim:

We grew it as a cool conservatory plant at the Threave School of
Practical Gardening run by the National Trust of Scotland back in the
mid 70's. It was planted in the ground near a retaining wall and the
flowers cascading over the walkway were spectacular. Seems like I recall
the leaves were subject to honey mold but I don't remember which insect
was the culprit.

Wonderful plant - one of those 'someday I have to live where this plant
can be grown' kinds of addictions. Same experience hooked me on
Cardiocrinum and Meconopsis. Don't think the Midwest is favorable
climate for any of these.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635

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