This is an evergreen (if kept frost free) shrub with pendulous, trumpet-shaped, fragrant, pink flowers, these appear from early Summer to Autumn. Position in full sun facing either South or West and keep in a sheltered, frost-free spot. You can also plant under glass in full light in a loam based compost. Requires acidic to alkaline, moist but well-drained or well-drained soil such as; chalk, clay, loam or sand.
We have found these to be reliably root hardy if heavily mulched in UK zone 9 gardens with new growth usually sprouting from the base by late May to early June. By August they are usually 1 to 1.5 meters high and flowering by the end of the month. Flowering continues up until the first heavy frosts. Our own plant that we allow to die back each winter was in flower right up until early December during 2018 before we had a heavy enough frost which knocked it right back to the ground.
These do grow very quickly under glass and we regularly have to chop them back through the growing season otherwise they get too tall and keep falling over so please do not be surprised if it arrives as a bare stem or with little leaf. Do not panic, just plant out and new shoots rapidly come through in a week or two.
Ultimate height: 5m
Ultimate spread: 3m
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot.