These elegant and unusual climbers bear large, yellow-throated flowers which are intricately marked with reddish-purple and take the form of a "Sherlock Holmes' pipe", and grow from the leaf axils. Once established they are very long-lived.
Sow seeds at any time onto a good soil-based compost covering seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Germination may be very slow, perhaps 2-3 months, or sometimes much longer, and these seeds may sometimes wait for spring before emerging. Grow on individual seedlings in 3 inch pots before finally planting with climbing support in a well-drained spot or very large pot.
Common name:Calico flower, elegant Dutchman's pipe
Classification:Half hardy climber
Packet Content:10 (Approx)