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Chilean Glory Flower Eccremocarpus scaber

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ek-rem-oh-KAR-pus SKAY-ber
Description

Chilean Glory Flower is a tender perennial native to Chile in the Bignoniacea family. Its roots can survive winters in zone 8 with protection and can be grown as an annual in cooler zones. This vine will grow up to 10-15 feet long in warm climates and flower for the growing season with racemes of tubular red or orange flowers. It is quite showy grown on a trellis or fence. 

This plant prefers fertile moist soil in full sun but will tolerate some shade. The soil needs to be kept moist at all times. They can easily be started from seed indoors in late winter or tip cuttings can be taken in fall and overwintered indoors.

This plant needs a structure to twine around and looks great along walkways or along the garden.

Chilean Glory Flower is considered an invasive weed in warmer areas as New Zealand due to its rapid growth, many seed production and covering native plants with vines.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No significant problems. If grown indoors it may get spider mites and white flies.

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Anglia hybrids
  • Aureus
  • Carmineus
  • Roseus
  • Tresco mix
Anglia hybrids , Aureus , Carmineus , Roseus , Tresco mix
Tags:
#perennials#red flowers#orange flowers#tubular flowers#vines#climbing vines#vibrant#long bloom time#exotic looking#annual#fence#trellis#half hardy perennial
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Anglia hybrids
  • Aureus
  • Carmineus
  • Roseus
  • Tresco mix
Anglia hybrids , Aureus , Carmineus , Roseus , Tresco mix
Tags:
#perennials#red flowers#orange flowers#tubular flowers#vines#climbing vines#vibrant#long bloom time#exotic looking#annual#fence#trellis#half hardy perennial
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eccremocarpus
    Species:
    scaber
    Family:
    Bignoniacea
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East Peru, Central & South Central Chile to SW. Argentina
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Oval wrinkled capsule with winged black seeds that are dispursed by the wind.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Orange-red tubular flowers all summer; long-lasting cut flower
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Pinnatifid
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The oval pinnate up to 3 inches long green leaves alternate on the stems with 3-7 leaflets on the older stems and fewer on young stems. They are mostly glabrous but may occasionally have a few hairs and are prominently-veined
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Pool/Hardscape
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds