Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineum)

Botanical names:
Rhodochiton atrosanguineum Accepted
Lophospermum atrosanguineum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8 -10 feet
Plant Spread: 1 - 2 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: 3 inches long, heart shaped, pale green with purple edges. May become deciduous, depending on winter temperatures.
Fruit: Other: Pods containing small, winged brown seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 70º - 80ºF
Depth to plant seed: 1/16th inch
Other info: Direct sow into warm soil after last frost; thin to 8 -12 inches apart.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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piksihk On February 26, 2016 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Climbing Plant by DanF1977 Apr 8, 2018 5:08 PM 9
2016 Garden Chat and Photos by ssgardener Feb 25, 2017 2:24 PM 1,945
Have: Aristea ecklonii, Rhodochiton atrosanguineum and salvia forskaohlei seed.. by wcgypsy Sep 24, 2015 10:38 AM 5
Blooming in September 2015 by Kelli Oct 7, 2015 11:19 AM 79
Chat thread by wcgypsy Nov 19, 2019 12:08 PM 12,063

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