Bell-shaped flowers in crimson and rich dark purple, a stunning addition to hanging baskets and containers, or scrambling up trellis. Also great in conservatories.
Genus - Rhodochiton
Species - Atrosanguineus
Common name - Purple Bell Vine
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 11
Height - 3 - 4 m
Plant type - Annual / Perennial flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Climbing, Trailing
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Crimson, rich dark
Sow indoors from January-April.
A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds.
Sow by pressing into the soil or compost. Water well and place in a warm position.
A temperature of +15-20C is ideal. Keep moist.
Seedlings usually appear in 14-42 days.
Transplant individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm pots. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem.
Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions.
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