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Bomarea

Bomarea spp.

Bomarea hirsuta (or kalbreyeri) (9725806861) by Dick Culbert (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1m

Min

1m

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    A close up of some orange yellow Bomarea flowers
    A close up of some pink Bomarea flowers
    A close up of some orange green Bomarea flowers
    A close up of some red Bomarea flowers

    Bomarea Overview

    Bomarea is a genus of around 124 herbaceous or evergreen tuberous and climbing species. Typically they are grown for their showy, tubular flowers. These are often brightly coloured in shades of red, orange, yellow, pink and white with speckled patterns on their inner surfaces. Their foliage is unique in that it twists from the base, creating upside down leaves. Good results may be achieved by planting under a shrub to provide growing support, through which they can scramble and entwine.

    Common problems with Bomarea

    How to propagate Bomarea

    Seed

    Propagation is by seeds.

    Division

    Division in the early spring.

    Special features of Bomarea

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Bomarea

    Grown for the tubular or bell-shaped flowers.