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Agapetes serpens
Agapetes serpens

Family: Ericaceae
Hardiness: Zone 9
Mature Size: 3'x6'
Exposure: Part Sun to Shade
Bloom Time: April-June
Moisture Needs: Moist
Origin: Himalaya
Price: $16.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: P1638

This flamboyant Blueberry relative is almost hardy in our area but is an easy and dramatic attention-getter in a pot.  We keep ours in the cool greenhouse over winter or if you are annoyingly mild like West Seattle, just bring in during the rare hard freeze.  The 1" red tubular flowers marked in distinctive pale chevrons are favored by our resident hummingbirds and we all snack on the lightly sweet pale lavender fruit.  This is an epiphytic species from the foothills of the Himalaya with arching pendulous stems clad in small evergreen leaves.  We sold our nearly 30 year old stock plant as there are offers that you can't refuse but we still pine and wonder how our priorities became so skewed.  But we took cuttings and so on it goes.