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Lapageria rosea

Philesiaceae

Lapageria rosea is named for Napoleon Bonaparte's wife - Josephine Tascher de la Pagerie, who was keen on gardening.

Common name "Chilean Bell Flower" Other common names include Copuhie, and Chile bell.

ROSE-CRIMSON, 1-3 cluster - The flowers can be anywhere between crimson, and white - (albiflora). About 8 - 11 cm long.

ovoid berry - The edible fruit are about 5 cm (2") long, and a narrow egg shape; with pale yellow-brown seeds.

ov.lance.to12x2.5cm. - Ovate to lanceolate leaves, 6 - 12 cm (2.5" to 5") long by 2.5 cm (an inch) wide (mine are shorter and wider, more ovate - sub-cordate) glossy, dark rose, leathery, alternate.

ecl - An everrose climber - the stems can reach to 10 meters (over 30 feet).

9 - USDA zone 9: 20 to 30F ( -6.5 to -1C )

30,39,47,110,555 - Lapageria rosea is currently listed in the following sub-lists:

30 "Exotic" and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List.
39 Climbing Plant Seeds, and some Plants.
47 Chilean Native Plant, Tree and Shrub Seeds.
110 South American Native Plant Seed List.
555 Philesiaceae

Bright light, but avoid direct sunlight, and temperatures below -5C = 23F.
Free-draining humus-rich lime-free soil.
Pre-soak seeds for 48 hours before sowing, germinates best just above freezing - 4C.
Sow seeds on a peat based (slightly acidic) compost with about 30% grit added for good drainage. Cover with about 0.5 cm. grit. When shoots appear the seedlings need bright light, but not direct sunlight.

Seed count roughly 20 seeds in 1 Gram.

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