Pot Size: 4 litre (deep)
Description: From one of the most conspicuous plants we saw on this day, coming out of Manizales in central Colombia in 2016 at around 3,150 m. Where this tuberous rooted herbaceous twinning climber closely allied to Alstroemeria, had climbed into some trees, with the football sized umbel of red fruit hanging below. Adorned by oblong pale green alternate leaves, terminating in an umbel of flowers, by late summer for us. This collection should be from a red flowered individual, that had pendant funnel-shaped flowers 10cm long. Followed by large angular, but roughly globular seed capsules, which split to reveal the red aril covered seed within. Drainage is all important to keep the tubers dry in winter, we find them best planted under an evergreen shrub to shelter them from penetrating frosts.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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