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Re: Hardy gloxinnia

Chris - already growing?  Below is the info I collected for tubers.
I grew these many years ago and they didn't return.  I think the trick is
the good drainage.  Like Foxtail lilies and tall frits, you should plant
them a bit angled to avoid moisture pooling in the crown over winter.  I
have 2 coming this week; I wanted to try them again.

Incarvillea (Hardy Gloxinia, Poor Man's Orchid,
   Chinese Trumpet Flower, Flowering Fern)

 ? Tuberous root, Bignonia Family (includes Trumpet Vine), native to Tibet,
China, India
 ? Plant tubers 3 inches deep, 1 foot apart, excellent drainage is critical
 ? Grow in full sun, but with shade from the hottest summer sun, giving
consistent moisture
 ? Should bloom in 70-80 days from planting
 ? Protect from excessive winter moisture; Listed Hardy to Zone 5, but
winter wet on crowns may do them in; lift and store in dry peat moss

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 7:52 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Hardy gloxinnia

> Home Depot had Incarvillea delavayi, hardy gloxinia, for sale.  Bought a
> pink and a white one. Does anyone have experience growing these?
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
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