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DESCRIPTION: This lovely, fast-growing variety can be trained up trellises, cascaded over garden walls, or spillover containers or baskets; showy white tubular flowers bloom steadily from spring to fall; a tremendous garden or patio accent plant
BOTANICAL NAME: Lophospermum 'Lofos Compact White'
GROUP/CLASS: Lofos Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 25 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 50-60 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: White
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts butterflies
Lofos® Compact White Creeping Gloxinia features showy white tubular flowers along the stems from mid-spring to mid-fall. Its serrated pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
Lofos® Compact White Creeping Gloxinia is a herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Lofos® Compact White Creeping Gloxinia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Lofos® Compact White Creeping Gloxinia will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner-city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Lofos® Compact White Creeping Gloxinia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.