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Agapetes ‘Ludgvan Cross’
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Agapetes  Ludgvan Cross

Agapetes

Agapetes ‘Ludgvan Cross’ partial shade

Hailing from the moist forested foothills of the Himalayas, this intriguing Ericaceae family member is a vigorous hybrid between incurvata and serpens that bears lustrous Huckleberry-like foliage. Large woody tubers give way to upright and arching branches neatly lined with red-suffused new growth and slender green leathery leaves.

In an enchanting summertime display, pendulous fairy-tale flowers, each embellished by a tiny maroon checkerboard pattern, resemble narrow, 5-sided creamy white lanterns. Superb as a hanging container specimen or elevated along a pathway amid ferns, ‘Ludgvan Cross’ prefers bright shade, well drained acid soil and a sheltered spot.

Blooms June – August.

Size: 4' 0" high x 4' 0" wide. Zone 8/9.

Agapetes ‘Ludgvan Cross’ (S-0688)
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