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Genus: Argylia

Argylia Species in
Family: Bignoniaceae

Twelve species of perennials from Chile, Argentina and Peru. Two are subshrubby, the remaining herbaceous and tuberous-rooted, tufted to small clump-forming with digitate leaves and tubular flowers much like those of Incarvillea.


As natives of low rainfall areas with full sun and summer drought, most species will need alpine house or bulb frame and a gritty rooting medium. Some of the higher altitude species could be tried in a scree with protection from rain when dormant. Very little is known about the exact cultural requirements and so far success has been decidedly limited. Propagation by seed in spring or perhaps when ripe.