A fast-growing, climbing, evergreen vine with narrow oval leaves. From late summer to autumn it bears a succession of small sprays of waxy, bell-shaped, fragrant, white and pale pink flowers. Originally from South America it is now widely cultivated as an ornamental in tropical and warm temperate climates. The sticky pollen can temporarily trap visiting moths, hence its common name 'Cruel Plant'.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Cruel Plant, White bladder flower
Classification:Half hardy climber
Packet Content:20 (Approx)