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The Chilean bellflower is best grown on a partially shady and sheltered wall where it will withstand temperatures down to about -5°c. Plants on sunny walls tend to succumb in cold winters whilst those on shady walls are much more likely to survive. Plants can be cut back to the ground in cold winters but will often regrow in the spring. A climbing plant that supports itself by twining around other plants and other supports. It does not really require pruning. A very ornamental plant, it is the national flower of Chile. 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. The fruits are only occasionally formed in Britain. 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. Slugs are very fond of the young plants and will soon destroy them if given an opportunity. Plants are also subject to attacks by aphis in the spring.Seedlings require a very free-draining soil and it is best to cover them in a plastic bag for a few days after transplanting. Plants are slow to establish, but are very long-lived.
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