Bloom Blast! October 20, 2010

Large-flowered Iochroma 

(Iochroma grandiflora)
 

Now blooming in the Perennial Garden!

This beautiful plant from Ecuador has big, felty leaves and incredible blue-purple tubular flowers that grow 2 to 3 inches long and flare to 1 inch. The plant itself can grow to be 4 to 6 feet tall, with arching branches. Prefers part sun by the coast and more shade inland, and be sure to provide it with regular water.

A top-dressing of compost will protect the crown from any freezes, but it seems to weather frost quite well. It can stay evergreen in mild climates and blooms spring and intermittently thru summer.

 

Click here to view more of our Gardens in bloom.

 

Other news:

 

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