Chilean Glory Vine 'Tresco Rose' - SeedEccremocarpus scaber 'Tresco Rose'
From seeds to a garden full of flowers
Something different! Beautiful, unusual climbing plant with magnificent orange-red tubular flowers. It is robust and richly flowering and will survive a mild winter outdoors. The great advantage of climbing plants is that they produce a spectacular effect without requiring much space on the ground. They transform dull walls and fences into beautiful natural features.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Seed for this climber requires no prior treatment.
How to SowSow under glass in February and March.
Sow in the garden from the start of May.
Sow in February - if sowing indoors, it is easiest to use a propagator on the windowsill. Fill pots with potting compost and plant one seed per pot. Just lay the seed on the top of the soil and do not cover it as the Eccremocarpus scaber 'Tresco Rose' germinates in the light. Press it carefully in and lightly sprinkle the pots with water. Heat will do the rest. Prick the seedlings out into larger pots and keep them cool... perhaps in a cold frame, this will hold them back until it is warm enough to plant them outdoors.
Plant your vines outdoors in a sunny spot in the garden from mid-May either against a wall or a climbing frame if you do not want to keep them over winter, or, in a large planter with a climbing frame if you do (then you can stand the planter anywhere).
Seedlings are sensitive to frost so do protect them with garden fleece if frost is forecast.
Show moreWater extra in dry periods and keep the bed weed-free. This will allow your vine to thrive. Very undemanding, this vine dislikes wet 'feet' but will also thrive in poor soil. This vine will respond well to a feed containing a higher proportion of potash to nitrogen.
Can be in bloom from June through to the autumn and can grow as much as 1.5 metres in one season. Top the plant off for a more compact plant - although not strictly necessary.
OverwinteringEccremocarpus scaber 'Tresco Rose' may bloom in its first year. This is really a tub plant that can make it through the winter simply by standing it safely indoors in a frost-free area. If placed in the light it will (partly) retain its leaves - in the dark it will lose them. Either way, keep the potting compost just damp - too wet will not be appreciated. Prune back hard in the spring and stand outdoors once more. It will usually expand quite a lot in the 2nd year.
Show moreThe Glory Vine is an annual climbing shrub that reaches up to 1.5 - 2 metres high. In temperate climes it will grow woody and bloom even more profusely the following year.
The profusely flowering Eccremocarpus scaber 'Tresco Rose' is perfect for in large attractive planters on patio or decking!The plant was originally found in Chile, Peru and Argentina. The plant has recently been classified as a member of the bignoniafamilie (Bignoniaceae).