Asarina scandens 'Mystic Rose'

I love the asarinas which climb up and cascade down, so they are brilliant for covering walls and fences and as an abundant softener for containers. More
25 seeds 153022 £3.95 In stock
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I love the asarinas which climb up and cascade down, so they are brilliant for covering walls and fences and as an abundant softener for containers and summer pots flowing down the sides. This one is a rich purple-pink.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Genus Lophospermum (syn. Asarina)
Group/Species scandens
Variety Mystic Rose
Common Name Climbing Snapdragon
Border Position On a Climbing Support
Soil Type Acid - Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 2.4m (8ft)
Spacing 3.6m (12ft) - Trailing
Sowing, Seeds, Planting This tender Mexican native plant needs free draining soil in a full sun. Growth is rapid and requires plenty of nutrients as well as a good support tocarry the growth. Sow indoors Feb-April. Surface sow onto seed compost and cover with vermiculite. Light is needed for germination so cover with a transparent bag. Germination should happen after a fortnight. Transplant established seedlings into individual pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed. Read more at Gardening Know How: Lophospermum Plant Care – How To Grow Creeping Gloxinia Plants https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lophospermum/lophospermum-plant-care.htm
Care Tips Avoid chalky or too dry soils. Will require climbing supports. May also be grown in a container to climb up a suitable support or trail over the edges of hanging baskets and window boxes. Keep well-watered.
Flowering June - October
Harvesting Flower production: 5 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 5 days for despatch.

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Asarina scandens 'Mystic Rose' reviews

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Reviewed 20th August 2019 by Diane

Slow to germinate but once they got going they quickly clambered upwards. However they have yet to flower and it is now mid August.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Angela