Hoogte: 300 cm.
Winterhard in: zones 7-9 (-5C)
Klimmende kuipplant. Groot, hartvormig blad. Spectaculaire bloemen, purper met lichte adering.
Zaai-instructies: kiem in 1-3 mnd, 20-25C. Zaden 48 uur weken.
Plant-instructies: Humusrijke grond, halfschaduw.
Description: tender evergreen vine with most intriguing flowers and beautiful bright green heart shaped leaves which grow closely together to create a dense mass of foliage. In summer the vine produces quantities of greenish-white flowers which have a s-curved tubular shape, flared at the mouth. The inside of the mouth is covered with a purplish-brown pattern reminiscent of calico fabric hence its name. Winged seeds are borne in dry capsules that split like small parachutes. In the wild these plants are important food sources for several species of butterflies.
Height: 300 cm.
Hardy in: zones 7-9 (-5 Celsius)
Sowing instructions: seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow seeds on the surface of a peaty seed sowing mix at about 25-30 C. Soak seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified
Planting instructions: rich soil in partial shade.