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Lophospermum scandens 'Mystic Purple'

'Mystic Purple' is a tender, fast-growing climber with long, slender stems and triangle-shaped, toothed, hairy leaves. Trumpet-shaped deep purple flowers are produced during the summer. Ideal for climbing over fences, trellis, amongst other shrubs or edges of walls and containers

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Plantaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Climbing
Genus

Lophospermum can be deciduous or evergreen perennials, climbers or shrubs, with triangular or ovate leaves and solitary, axillary funnel-shaped flowers

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a sandy, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 19-24ºC in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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