Pot Size: 4 litre (deep)
Description: Another colourful species that we have only encountered in the El Cocuy area close to the Venezuelan border in the February of 2015. Forming a medium sized herbaceous twining climbing species growing up small trees and scrub within a small copse at 3700m. Where it twined through to 3-4 meters arising from a clump of tuberous roots, bearing narrowly elliptic to linear alternate leaves to 12 cm long. With bright red-orange narrowly funnel-shaped flowers with spotting inside, in congested terminal umbels. Best grown in a rich well draining soil with shade for the roots and protection from severe frost. We find them to be very successful planted under bushy shrubs, which protect the tubers from penetrating frosts.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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