Agapetes serpens (Agapetes)

Family: Ericaceae
Zone:8 - 10
Natural Range:  Himalayas
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light: Part sun, dappled shade
Height: 4'
Bloom Time:  June to December, sporadically all year.
Attributes: Evergreen. Upright, arching branches with narrow, dark green leaves.  Large, woody, potato like tuber.  Pendulous creamy flowers with a checkerboard of darker red highlights.
Notes:  A super cool, and easily grown Huckleberry relative from the high Himalayas,  growing as an epiphyte in large mossy trees among Rhododendrons, Vaccinium, Gaultheria, and an array of orchids and ferns.  Grown best in a pot or hanging basket in cooler climates but in protected gardens can be grown among other Ericaceous plants.

Pot Size:  4" Band Pot

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