It climbs by twining and can grow to 3 m (9.8 ft) high. It has wide green glossy leaves of elliptical or rectangular shape growing to 20 cm (7.9 in) long. The flowers are rose-pink with yellow centers, appearing from late spring to early summer. They are up to 10 cm (3.9 in) in length. It prefers temperatures remaining over 5–10 °C (41–50 °F). In temperate zones it can be placed outside during the summer months, but must have protection in winter. It requires a sheltered spot in full sun. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
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- "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 64. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
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