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  • purple bell vine
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Rhodochiton atrosanguineus

purple bell vine

RHS award of garden merit RHS endorsed product
approx 15 seeds £3.05
approx 15 seeds £3.05
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July - October
  • Hardiness: half hardy

    A perennial vine usually grown as an annual, with heart shaped leaves and unique, pendant flowers. Grow outdoors in a sunny location, also suitable for a conservatory.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Garden care: Sow thinly in trays of seed compost, cover lightly with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid. Keep at approx. 15-20C. Germination may be slow and erratic. Seedlings appear 14-42 days. Remove cover when seedlings appear. When large enough transplant to individual 7.5cm pots. Stand outside for a few days late May (avoid frosts). Transplant 60cm apart in flowering position. Plants should be trained up support as they develop. Keep moist and weed free especially in containers. Trim back and overwinter outdoor plants indoors or in a greenhouse.

  • Sow: January - March

  • Flowering: July - October

  • Approximate quantity: 15 seeds.