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Iochroma australis


By Meanie

Iochroma australis (Iochroma australis)

I have seven of these that I grew from seed with the view to hardening one off to plant out (I know of an 8 metre specimen in Kent).
Here is the first bloom on any of them!
The others are all loaded except one, which has not been undercover for several weeks now.

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It's looking good. So, this one can grow outdoors there in the garden?

30 May, 2013


What a beautiful flower

2 Jun, 2013


We will find out over the next year Delonix. Easy outdoors in London apparently, and as I say I know of a large one in rural Kent. But urban Oxfordshire may well be a first............

Thanks Sticki! Believe it or not it is a relative of the good old spud and of tomatoes!

2 Jun, 2013


Oh that's funny I wouldn't have worked that out but what came to mind was deadly nightshade? Is that the same family?

2 Jun, 2013



Good luck! I'm sure you'll take good care of it.

I've never seen one 8 meters before (not saying they can't grow this tall here, though). I know they can grow to 15ft (5m) tall and with about the same spread. I've seen many Iochroma species grow to these proportions here in California.

2 Jun, 2013


It is the same family Sticki.

Delonix - just found the photo out. Now that I have blooms on mine for scale I reckon the claimed 8m may be an exaggeration, but still a good size.................

2 Jun, 2013



Yes, that's a beautiful, very large specimen. I would never guess they could grow that big there in the UK. I know most species of Iochroma are very tender.

3 Jun, 2013


It's a good sheltered spot. And it self seeds freely too.

I lost my I.cyanea last winter - it was in the shed min 0°c huddled in the middle of all the I.australis. Maybe too cold, maybe I kept it too dry?

3 Jun, 2013


I do think I. cyaneum, fuchsioides are much more tender than I. australis.

3 Jun, 2013


I reckon that you're right.................

3 Jun, 2013

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