Bomarea are a climbing plant related to alstoemeria, and Bomarea hirtella is probably the best of them
Bomarea hirtella generally require a warm position however they can survive a cold winter if you can keep them dry.
An interesting plant that seems to drag its crown down into the soil over time, this probably helps it survive a little better in cold conditions.
When we say climbing, we mean it can reach over 3m in height in good conditions, a long flowering plant that starts its flowers lower down and sequentially opens them up the plant.
In the UK best grown in a container with a trellis for support. It will die right back in winter so the plant can be moved to a frost free position until spring.
So you can grow this colorful climbing plant in the UK, just keep it dry over winter, frost free and a warm sunny position from spring onwards.
Bomarea are available for sale online from the following nurseries
CRÛG FARM PLANTS
Bleddyn & Sue Wynn-Jones,
Telephone: (+44) 01248 670232
Griffiths Crossing, Caernarfon, GWYNEDD, LL55 1TU
We are a small nursery on the North Wales coast, which specialised in introducing new plants into cultivation, from seeds collected on our world-wide expeditions. Which include shade plants, climbers, species Hydrangea, Araliaceae, rare trees & shrubs, Convallariaceae, herbaceous & bulbous. Includes: Bomarea
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