Lophospermum erubescens Pink Mexican Twist Quart Plant
Quart 2 year old plant of Lophospermum erubescens also known as Mexican Twist. This warmth-loving creeper from the Scrophulariaceae family of plants up to 9 feet tall is sometimes known as the climbing gloxinia from Mexico. Its pink flowers are rather like foxgloves, with downy, heart-shaped leaves and appear from late spring into summer. It enjoys full sun and reasonable soil. It grows well on a fence or could be allowed to ramble through a shrub or tree. It could also possibly be grown in a hanging basket. It sometimes will self-seed. It may become deciduous in areas with cold winters. It is related to Maurandya barclayana, which has dainty pink, purple or white tubular blooms. This plant is attractive to butterflies and/or birds. This plant is suitable for growing indoors. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings. Hardy in zones 8a to 10b.