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Rhodochiton, Purple Bells Vine
A lovely twining climber.
This native of Mexico is a lovely twining climber and will produce a profusion of colorful 1¾" flowers in open, sunny conditions. When grown as an annual in cold areas of the country it will reach a height of 4-6 ft in a single season. In frost-free areas it can be grown as a short-lived perennial (3-4 years) and will grow 10-13 ft tall after the first season. Can be grown in a hanging basket or in a frost-free greenhouse as well as in the flower garden. A great way to decorate a pergola or arch.
Sow outdoors in a sunny area in spring after danger of frost in North; fall to spring in
South and other frost-free areas. Sow seeds evenly and thinly. Cover with 1/4" of fine soil.
Firm lightly. For earlier bloom, Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before outdoor planting time.
How to Grow Rhodochiton
Thin gradually (or transplant) to stand at least 12" apart Starting when plants are large
enough to handle. Plants need support, as vines can reach 10-13' after first season.