Rhodochiton 'Purple Bells'

The most asked about plant in the garden last summer, with mini hanging purple bells, complete with the clanger inside. More
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Beautiful elegant hanging bells – including the clanger – in the richest purple.

Genus Rhodochiton atrosanguineum 
Variety Purple Bells
Type Annual Climber
Common Name Purple Bell Vine
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 2.25m (87in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Flowering July - December
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
The very best annual climbers

Sow these climbers in your garden in the spring, and you'll enjoy them well into the autumn.


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What a surprise!

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Reviewed 4th May 2018 by Abigail Speller

I think this came in a group of container plants - a tiny thing, unknown to me - but how it grew! It became the joy of a garden wall, tumbling, light but covered in, yes, bells, with clanger, delicate and subtle purple. Much admired. Surprosingly, in most places, lasted all through the winter.. Will it blossom again? who knows -have ordered more

Absolute delight

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Reviewed 15th March 2017 by Christine

I planted this in a pot to climb up an arch which hosts a clematis alpina and a summer flowering clematis. The rhodochiton excelled itself clothing the arch mingling with the fluffy seed heads and brining pleasure till the first frosts. I shall definitely be doing that again

Unusual, long lasting climber

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Reviewed 4th February 2017 by Anne-Marie Kotowicz

I have a very small, quite shady garden and for years have been looking for a quick growing climber to liven up my boring fence. The Rhodochiton purple bells were perfect. They rocketed up the fence (with the help of some fine netting to support them), flowering for over 6 months and have only just died off. I will definitely be planting these again.

Lovely subtle climber.

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Reviewed 20th June 2016 by Yvonne Lally

I first saw this growing in a pot in a sunny courtyard in Cornwall. Two years ago, I grew from seed in the Midlands and the results were spectacular. The plants overwintered in an unheated greenhouse and flowered the following year. This year I bought the plug plants and as I write (Mid June) they are wonderful. In my experience these really do go on and on and always prompt conversation. Recommended.