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Creeping gloxinia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lophospermum erubescens

 

Creeping gloxinia

Creeping gloxinia is a herbacious perennial which climbs by means of twining leaf stalks. They have pink and white tubular flowers, although other colours are found in cultivation. Although not frost-hardy, it will survive if its base and roots are protected from freezing in the winter. It likes lots of light, sun in cooler climates, part shade in hot areas. It bears lovely 3” rosy-pink tubular flowers summer through autumn.

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plant Features
  • Creeping gloxinia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Creeping gloxinia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Creeping gloxinia is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Creeping gloxinia likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Creeping gloxinia

Latin name

Lophospermum erubescens

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Plantaginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Creeping gloxinia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Creeping gloxinia is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Creeping gloxinia likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Creeping gloxinia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Creeping gloxinia is 1.80meters x 2.50meters 1.80 M 2.50 M

Lophospermum erubescens

Creeping gloxinia is a herbacious perennial which climbs by means of twining leaf stalks. They have pink and white tubular flowers, although other colours are found in cultivation. Although not frost-hardy, it will survive if its base and roots are protected from freezing in the winter. It likes lots of light, sun in cooler climates, part shade in hot areas. It bears lovely 3” rosy-pink tubular flowers summer through autumn.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in a moist but well drained soil. If planting in a hot climate, give it a shaded are with all but hot id day sun. In cooler climates, plant in full sun in a protected site. The base of the plant should be protected from freezing temperatures and it is best grown in a container which can be overwintered in a warm greenhouse in cold climates.

 
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