Scientific Name: Lophospermum erubescens
Common Name: creeping gloxinia
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Origin: Mexico
Hardiness Zone: Zone 11: (above 4 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Palmate venation, Pubescent, Deltoid, Ovate, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Purple, Pink, Red, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Brown, Aug-Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves pubescent with petioles up to 6.5cm long that wrap around structures to climb, blades triangular to heart-shaped, most 5-10(-15)cm long by about 6cm wide, margins toothed (each one may have a few smaller sharply pointed teeth); flowers with five petals, forming a tube about 5-6cm long; fruit a round capsule.