Agapetes smithiana APA 022 - Red Calyx Form


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This epiphytic Vaccinium relative - indeed some have merged the two genera - is a stunner. Growing on trees in the cloud forests of the Himalaya, this forms woody lignotubers from which arise the branches clad in evergreen leaves which hold the narrow pendant yellow flowers in late winter and spring. This is an especially good form with red calyces. Tolerant of light frost and needs very good drainage. Our overwintering hummingbirds love this in our greenhouse.


Plant Type

  • Shrub
  • Evergreen

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)
  • Zone 10 (30 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Part Shade - Part Sun

Water Needs

  • Moist
  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Spring
  • Winter