Pot Size: 4 litre (deep)
Description: A tuberous rooted herbaceous twinning climber closely allied to Alstroemeria, arising from a cluster of connected fleshy tubers. With sturdy twining reddish stems to 3 m adorned by oblong pale green alternate leaves, terminating in an umbel of flowers, by late summer for us. This collection is from an orange flowered individual, which had pendant funnel-shaped flowers with yellow red-spotted interiors. Followed by large angular, but roughly globular seed capsules, which split to reveal the red aril covered seed within. From our collection gathered close to the road to Manizales from Honda in southern Colombia in 2016 at over 3,400 m. Drainage is all important to keep the tubers dry in winter, we find them best planted under an evergreen shrub to shelter them from penetrating frosts.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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