Wordless Wednesday 8th November 2017.

Rhodochiton atrosanguineum. Purple Bell Vine.
In a Dartmouth garden September 2017

21 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday 8th November 2017.

    1. I looked this plant up when we came home and Christopher Lloyd said it would flower early if planted in the autumn. I promptly bought some seed and now have eight seedlings to nurse through untill spring.


  1. The contrasting shades of plant – flower and foliage – and trellis make, to my eye, the beautiful look really impressive. More and more I’m thinking the colour of wood in my garden needs to be changed!


    1. I don’t think it is hardy Cathy, it was in a garden in September down in Dartmouth.I researched it when home and have young seedlings growing on the heated bench.


    1. Thank you Chloris, I looked it up when we were back home and then by coincidence Christopher Lloyd mentioned it in his book I was reading, he suggested sowing seeds in the Autumn.


  2. My packet of rhodochiton seeds only produced three plants this year Brian but I was late starting them off 😦 I’ve always wondered why the seed is so expensive. Such a pretty flower which looks good in arrangements too. Interesting to read that Christopher Lloyd recommended autumn sowing. I’ve usually sown them in February but may try an autumn sowing too next year. I’ve bought one plant into the greenhouse to see if it gets through the winter.


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