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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit - raw or cooked[1][2][3][4][5]. A sweet white juicy pulp, the yellow fruits are the size of a hen's egg[6].

Fruit

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Lapageria rosea.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Lapageria rosea.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Climber

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - it is best to sow 2 - 3 seeds per pot as soon as the seed is ripe, in a humus-rich sandy soil in a warm greenhouse[7][8][3]. It usually germinates within 6 weeks at 20°c[3]. The flesh of the fruit might contain germination inhibitors and should be completely removed before the seed is sown[3]. The stored seed will require stratification. Pre-soak for 3 days in warm water, changing the water 3 - 5 times a day, then stratify for 1 - 3 months at 4°c[8]. Stored seed germinates within 1 - 3 months at 22°c[8]. Thin the seedlings to the strongest plant in each pot and grow on for at least the first winter in a greenhouse before planting out in early summer. Give the plants some protection for their first winter outdoors.

Layering in spring before new growth begins[9] or in autumn[5]. It is best done in individual pots because the roots are very brittle. It takes about 12 months[9].

Leaf bud cuttings[3].

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Cultivation

Thrives in a lime-free humus-rich soil[10][11][5]. Requires a cool shady position in a warm moist atmosphere[11]. Succeeds in dry shade according to another report[12]. Requires a deep open-textured soil in a warm position[13][8][5] with shade[10][14]. Requires a well-drained soil[7][8][5]. Dislikes cold winds[3].

The Chilean bellflower is best grown on a partially shady and sheltered wall where it will withstand temperatures down to about -5°c[5]. Plants on sunny walls tend to succumb in cold winters whilst those on shady walls are much more likely to survive[14]. Plants can be cut back to the ground in cold winters but will often regrow in the spring[14]. A climbing plant that supports itself by twining around other plants and other supports[15]. It does not really require pruning[15]. A very ornamental plant[7], it is the national flower of Chile[6]. It is not very cold-tolerant, but is commonly cultivated in greenhouses in Britain. It is, however, hardy outdoors in the milder areas of the country[7][11]. The fruits are only occasionally formed in Britain[15]. When growing this plant from seed, it pays to be very selective and only grow on the strongest seedlings since a weak plant tends to remain weak[7]. Slugs are very fond of the young plants and will soon destroy them if given an opportunity[7]. Plants are also subject to attacks by aphis in the spring[7].

Seedlings require a very free-draining soil and it is best to cover them in a plastic bag for a few days after transplanting[8]. Plants are slow to establish, but are very long-lived[16].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Lapageria rosea.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

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Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Lapageria rosea
Genus
Lapageria
Family
Philesiaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
9
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
partial sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    ?
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    5 x 5 meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 ? Flora of Chile. (in Spanish) ()
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.53.6 RHS Lily Group. Lilies and Related Plants. ()
    4. ? 4.04.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.45.55.65.7 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.2 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.17.27.37.47.57.6 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.28.38.48.5 Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 1. Thompson and Morgan. (1987-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
    10. ? 10.010.1 Arnold-Forster. Shrubs for the Milder Counties. ()
    11. ? 11.011.111.2 Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
    12. ? Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
    13. ? 13.013.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    14. ? 14.014.114.2 ? The Plantsman. Vol. 2. 1980 - 1981. Royal Horticultural Society (1980-00-00)
    15. ? 15.015.115.2 Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls Collins ISBN 0-00-219220-0 (1983-00-00)
    16. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2 Pan Books, London. ISBN 0-330-37376-5 (1998-00-00)

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