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Those plants are from Copenhagen Botanical Garden,
growing outside at summertime.

Author: Francis Whittier Pennell, 1947
Family:  SCROPHULARIACEAE
Origin:  Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  2,5 Meters
Flower:  Pink (White)
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Creeping Gloxina
Synonyms:  Lophospermum erubescens David Don ex Robert Sweet, 1830.
Besleria scandens, Moc. & Sessť ex D.Don.
Maurandya erubescens, A.Gray
Maurandya erubescens var. typica Munz
Maurandya scandens var. erubescens, Voss.

This member of the Scrophulariaceae family was given this name by Francis Whittier Pennell in 1947. It is found around 1000 meter height in Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water in summer and next to nothing in winter. Plenty of sun, and it will get lots of pink (rare form: white) flowers. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres or more, the vines will reach for two to three meters.

The genera name from the Spanish name for the plants. The species name for the red flowers.


And this is my own.