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Incarvillea arguta

Common Name:
Himalayan gloxinia
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Bignoniaceae (The Trumpet Vine Family)
Geographic Origin:
China and Taiwan
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 3 feet+ high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Light pink
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Regular watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
Plants of this species can potentially reach up to 3 feet in height. The stems are erect to arching and lined by pairs of leaves up to 8 inches long, with several pairs of dark, toothed leaflets. The flowers are about an inch and a half long, with curved tubes and wide-open "faces". They are bright pink in the current form. Incarvilleas are easily grown in sun or light shade, given reasonably well drained, non-alkaline soil and moderate watering. Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less.