Lofos® Wine Red Creeping Gloxinia
Lofos® Wine Red Creeping Gloxinia flowers
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Height: 10 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Lofos Series
Brand: Proven Winners
This lovely, fast growing variety can be trained up trellises, cascaded over garden walls, or spill over containers or baskets; showy wine-red tubular flowers bloom steadily from spring to fall; a tremendous garden or patio accent plant
Lofos® Wine Red Creeping Gloxinia features showy dark red tubular flowers along the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its serrated pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Lofos® Wine Red Creeping Gloxinia is an herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Lofos® Wine Red Creeping Gloxinia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Lofos® Wine Red Creeping Gloxinia will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Lofos® Wine Red Creeping Gloxinia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.