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Incarvillea sinensis - Lam.
                 
Common Name
Family Bignoniaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards One report suggests that the plant might be slightly toxic[179].
Habitats Sandy and rocky places, embankments and old walls from 400 - 2100 metres, often in wind-swept sites[214].
Range E. Asia - N. China, Manchuria.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Incarvillea sinensis


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Physical Characteristics
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Incarvillea sinensis is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. West Wall. In.
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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Skin.

The plant is used to treat skin ailments, spongy gums and ulcers[218].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Easily grown in a deep well-drained sandy but rich soil in full sun[1, 200]. Plants grow better if they are given some shade around midday[200]. Dislikes dry summer soils and winter wet[200]. One report says that this species should be grown in a greenhouse[1] whilst another says that it is hardy to about -15°, tolerating lower temperatures if the roots are well mulched, preferably with dry bracken[200]. The crown of the plant requires protection from slugs in the winter[187]. A very ornamental plant, it usually takes about 1 - 2 years to come into flower from seed[1]. A variable species[214], some forms are perennial whilst others are annual[1]. I. sinensis sinensis is an annual whilst I. sinensis variabilis (Batal.)Grierson is a perennial[200]. 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].
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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Conservation Status
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