Agapetes

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Agapetes
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Agapetes serpens
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Agapetes

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Agapetes (Gk. ἀγαπητός (agapetos) = 'beloved') [1] is a semi-climbing shrub genus native to the Himalayas, grown as an ornamental for its attractive pendulous bunches of red tubular flowers blooming over a long period. It is mostly grown in climates from cool temperate to sub-tropical. Propagation is from cuttings. Agapetes has 245 species and 147 are accepted out of 245.[2]

In the UK, the cultivar ‘Ludgvan Cross’ has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[3]

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  1. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=b8hta9QRod4C&pg=PA862&lpg=PA862&dq=Agapetes+etymology&source=bl&ots=yYs_voIKlC&sig=LZvKfII2t1XR1OLWgkH2NOyZoKw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi_v4PJy4zdAhXKL8AKHb6XC18Q6AEwFHoECCIQAQ#v=onepage&q=Agapetes%20etymology&f=false
  2. ^ "Species in Agapetes". Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  3. ^ "RHS Plantfinder – Agapetes 'Ludgvan Cross'". Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  • Ellison, Don (1999) Cultivated Plants of the World. London: New Holland (1st ed.: Brisbane: Flora Publications International, 1995).

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