This rare and extremely beautiful Japanese species has nodding, bell-shaped, leathery-petalled, reddish-violet flowers with greenish white staminodes which produce a doubling effect. The main flowering period is May and June with further flowers appearing later until October. Very few viable seeds available.
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.
Packet Content:5 good seeds (Approx)