A small genus containing about fifteen species of tall shrubs with slender stems, having opposite entire leaves and long tubular-shaped flowers growing in pendulous bunches of ten or a dozen. Flowering late in the Fall, they make a welcome addition to our collection of flowering shrubs. The best proven species are Iochroma grandiflora from Peru, Iochroma lan-ceolata a native of Chile and Iochroma tubulosa from Central America. They should be grown in a sheltered situation and given plenty of manure and water.
Propagate by cuttings in early Fall; shade from direct sun.