Herb latin name: Incarvillea sinensis
Family: Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-creeper Family)
Medicinal use of Incarvillea sinensis:The plant is used to treat skin ailments, spongy gums and ulcers.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy and rocky places, embankments and old walls from 400 - 2100 metres, often in wind-swept sites.
Edible parts of Incarvillea sinensis:Leaves and young shoots - cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow autumn or spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Grow on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant out into their permanent positions in spring after the last expected frosts. Division with care in early spring or autumn.
Cultivation of Incarvillea sinensis:Sandy and rocky places, embankments and old walls from 400 - 2100 metres, often in wind-swept sites.
Known hazards of Incarvillea sinensis:One report suggests that the plant might be slightly toxic.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.