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Incarvillea delavayi - Bur.&Franch.
                 
Common Name Hardy Gloxinia
Family Bignoniaceae
USDA hardiness 7-9
Known Hazards One report suggests that the plant might be slightly toxic[179].
Habitats Grassy places and scrub around 2000 metres[187]. Pastures and open grassland, 2400 - 3500 metres, but it is now uncommon in its native range[200].
Range E. Asia - S.W. China in Yunnan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Pink. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late spring. Form: Rounded.

Incarvillea delavayi Hardy Gloxinia


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Physical Characteristics
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Incarvillea delavayi is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in) by 0.3 m (1ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves and young shoots - cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails[179]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Alpine garden, Border, Container, Rock garden, Specimen. Easily grown in a deep sandy but rich soil in full sun[187, 200]. Plants grow better if given some shade around midday[200]. Prefers a well-drained calcareous or neutral soil[214] and is drought tolerant when established[190]. Another report says that it dislikes dry summer soils[200]. Dislikes winter wet[200]. Prefers a sheltered position[214]. Plants are hardy to about -15°c, tolerating even lower temperatures if the roots are well mulched, preferably with dry bracken[1, 187, 200]. The crown of the plant requires protection from slugs in the winter[187]. A very ornamental plant, it usually takes about 3 - 4 years to come into flower from seed[214]. This species is often confused in cultivation with I. mairei[214]. Plants are intolerant of root disturbance, it is best to place them in their permanent positions whilst small[200]. The plants will often sulk for several years if they are divided[214]. Special Features: Attractive foliage.
Propagation
Seed - sow autumn or spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Grow on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant out into their permanent positions in spring after the last expected frosts. Division with care in early spring or autumn.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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