A delicate, beautiful and not-so-often seen climber from Chile, this is a perennial vine that will flower first year from seeds. Though in the Bignonia family, Eccremocarpus scaber does not have the characteristic flared trumpets. Instead, it has exotic-looking, tubular, lopsided bottle-shaped, somewhat waxy blooms with yellow lips in summer. Held in clusters on arching spikes, these bob about in the wind and when the hummingbirds come to feed, it is almost as though they are dancing partners, :-). This special variety has hard-to-find soft-pink flowers. Forms a little tuberous root. Attractive, deep green, fern-like foliage and ornamentally curious "warty" fruits. Hardy from zone 8 onwards. Grows to 6 feet or more. Full sun. Rich, well-drained soil. Regular water. Exclusive fresh seeds, harvested 11/2014.
Our website for actively-growing plants and cuttings (eclecticplants.ecrater.com) is now re-opened starting 6/2/2014.