Creeping Gloxinia Lofos® Wine Red

Creeping Gloxinia Lofos® Wine Red

Lophospermum hybrid 'Sun Asaro'


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$29.95
This item does not qualify for any additional discounts or promotions.
$29.95
This item does not qualify for any additional discounts or promotions.
$29.95
Plant Patent #15,532. Cultivar name: 'Sun-Asaro.' Synonym: Asarina lophospermum.

One of the best-kept secrets of the plant world can now be yours! Creeping Gloxinia (Lophospermum) is a Mexican vine with very large blooms, vigorous growth, and an almost endless season of bloom. In the wild its plants set flowers just on the ends of each stem, but the brilliant Lofos™ series from Suntory introduces plants that bloom all up and down each stem, for nonstop color from mid-spring through mid-fall!

A trailing vine, Lofos™ can be trained up a trellis or threaded through a fence as well as cascading magnificently from hanging baskets and windowboxes. This is the annual you want front and center on the patio, porch, or deck, its breathtaking rich purple-red hues dominating the landscape. Very tolerant of excessive heat and so fast growing you won't believe its takeoff in spring, Lofos™ resists pests and diseases too, giving you nothing but healthy foliage and nonstop flowers over three long, lovely seasons!

The blooms are tubular, measuring 3 inches long and nearly 2 inches wide. Intensely colored, they stand out from a block away, and are showstopping in any setting. They are banked by huge, toothed leaves of sage-green that add muted color to the display, making the vibrant tones of the flowers pop out even more. Absolutely eye-popping -- and so easy to grow!

For best flowering, give Lofos™ full sun and plenty of water. You can expect it to reach up to 7 feet long and 18 to 24 inches wide, so don't hesitate to blanket that unsightly fence, drape that stone wall, or beautify those tired windowboxes with this beauty! So go beyond trailing Petunias this year with unusual, super-easy, gorgeous Creeping Gloxinia!

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  • Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.
  • If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.
  • Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.
  • Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.
  • Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.
  • Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.
  • Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.
  • Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.
  • Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.
  • If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.
  • Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.

Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.