This rare, semi-shrubby plant from the foothills of the Chilean Andes bears spectacular, bright pink, trumpet-shaped flowers on thick stems which carry toothed and pointed leaves. It will grow huge in a sheltered spot, although it dies back underground in severe winters.
Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.
Common name:Tupa rosada