Hardy Gloxinia Incarvillea Delavayi

CHARACTERISTICS
Border planting – Container planting – Deer Resistant – Cut Flower

This plant features large, bright-pink trumpet flowers, similar in effect to a Gloxinia. Deeply-cut green foliage appears at the base, with stems rising higher bearing clusters of blossoms. Incarvillea members like to grow in sunny area of the garden, and will not tolerate high humidity. So best success is usually had by growing in a rock garden or raised bed. Incarvillea have a preference for soils that are of a sandy nature, with a slightly acidic rich growth medium. If you prefer to first grow Incarvillea indoors then they should be started about two months before the expected last frost of spring. They will take about three to eight weeks to germinate at a temperature of 15 to 21 degrees Celsius. Once growing it is fairly easy to look after Incarvillea, the soil should be kept moist and the plants dead headed following flowering. If you live in a cold area then it is necessary to provide a mulch to Incarvillea for the winter. If you require more Incarvillea plants then divide the plants in spring. Remove faded flowers to encourage more buds. Excellent for cutting.

  • Planting Location: Full sun or partial shade
  • Planting: January-May
  • Planting Depth: 1 inch (2,5 cm)
  • Planting Distance: 12 inch (30 cm)
  • Flowers In: June-July
  • Flowering Height: Approx. 18 inch (45 cm)

Easy to Grow:

1. Select an area with full sun or semi-shade
2. Dig a hole 1 inch (2,5 cm) deep
3. Place the perennial in the hole, with pointed side up
4. Space perennial 12 inches (30 cm) apart
5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly

Planting Tips:

Plant in groups of 2 or more, in well-drained soil. Perennial will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes. Until planting it's best to store product between 35 F and 60 F degrees.

Search code: TG931


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