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Crusea coccinea 'Crug Crimson'

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24th July 2011

A trailing, scrambling species. This clone was collected by Crug Farm Plants high in the mountains of Oaxaca in 2004 and they have named it 'Crug Crimson'.
It was hoped that it would be hardy but that has not been my experience. It is possible that in a moist soil under evergreen cover it would survive. I haven't managed to keep it in a cold greenhouse - though it was a bit dry and might have done better given more moisture. Plants grow very rapidy in pots and soon exhaust themselves. I hoped that the stems would root where they touched the ground, but they don't seem to produce roots for me unless they are taken as cuttings.