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Agapetes 'Ludgvan Cross'

I just love this plant!  Agapetes 'Ludgvan Cross' is an unusual rarity in the Blueberry family with gorgeous, pendant blooms that look like little Chinese lanterns.  Nearly all year long, these exotic flowers dangle in long rows along the branches, creating an amazing show.  If you can provide the right conditions for this cool-climate plant, it's a delight to grow.

Agapetes 'Ludgvan Cross'

Agapetes 'Ludgvan Cross' is a hybrid between Agapetes serpens and A. rugosa, both from the cool Himalayas.  This evergreen plant grows to about 4 feet tall & wide, with gorgeous, arching branches that emerge from a large caudex.  It flowers practically all year for me.  The 1 inch blooms have a fascinating chevron pattern of red or burgundy stripes on a pale background, with flaring, white tips.  This is a vigorous hybrid with more flowers and a longer blooming season than its parent plant, Agapetes serpens.

Agapetes Ludgvan Cross

Agapetes comes from foothills of the Himalayas, where the temperature ranges from about 32F to the low 80s, and nights are cool.  It can tolerate heat if nights are cool, like in California, but i don't know if it will thrive with hot days + warm nights.  It probably can survive a few degrees of frost, but it grows best above 40 degrees.  It does best in bright conditions, with some protection from strong afternoon sun.   It looks great when grown in a hanging planter, so the blooms can be admired up close!

Agapetes Ludgvan Cross

The interesting caudex

 

Unfortunately fake seeds of it have emerged from China.  I guarantee that i offer the genuine plant.

 

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Detailed growing tips about this plant

 

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