Sequim Rare Plants, Sequim, WA 98382

Hermannia ciliata


Hermannia  ciliataHermannia ciliata
  • common names: honeybells
  • flowering season: summer to fall
  • height: 2 feet and spreading wider; can easily be kept smaller when container grown
  • Light requirements: sun, afternoon shade in hotter climates
  • Soil requirements: undemanding, well drained
  • Water requirments: average
  • Growth habit: twiggy and bushy
  • How to propagate: tip cuttings in summer
  • Leaf type: small fingered leaves of green
  • Ways to use it: grow it in a pot outdoors in summer and bring it indoors in winter; when grown in a container, set the pot where you pass by often to enjoy the sweet scent
  • Special characteristics: pendant tawny tannish-orange bell-shaped flowers, darker on the outside and lighter inside
A low woody shrub from South Africa, its flowers are sweetly fragrant and a plant will bloom continuously through summer. It is not frost hardy so needs to be carried over winter indoors in areas colder than USDA Zone 10. If you can move it into a greenhouse for the winter, it will likely continue to flower during December, January and February. It grows well in a pot, demanding less attention than the average container plant. It might be a good idea to lightly root-prune it every few years A common name for this hermannia as well as the other one we offer, is honeybells. We recommend pinching out the growing tips off and on during summer, otherwise the shoots may grow long and unbranching. Rarely offered by nurseries.
 

inside of the flower of Hermannia ciliata 

 
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