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