Lofos White, also known as Creeping Gloxinia, is an annual flowering plant native to Mexico and Guatemala. Suntory developed this variety for superior vigor, self-branching, and early flowering. This plant offers a trailing habit of 8-12" tall and an 18-36" spread, with 3" long, white, trumpet-shaped flowers blooming from spring through fall. Lophospermum excels in hanging baskets, window boxes, and vining up trellises, flourishing in full or partial sun with moderate water. This hybrid requires no deadheading for continuous blooming. Grow alongside Lofos Wine Red for an attractive color combination, or try Lofos Compact White for a compact variety well-suited for small baskets.
Lofos White Selling Tips
Sell Lofos White to customers looking for an attractive annual for hanging baskets, window boxes, or a trellis. This plant offers many benefits. Its trumpet-shaped flowers attract pollinators, blooming from spring until frost. Flowers are self-cleaning, not requiring deadheading to bloom continuously. Add color, texture, and charm to a front porch, patio, balcony, or trellis with Lofos White's unique blooms and long season. Create an attractive landscape by hanging baskets of Creeping Gloxinia on a porch above Hydrangea and Viburnum shrubs.
Coach Your Customer
1. Grow this plant in hanging baskets, or space plants 10" apart in window boxes or to climb up trellises. Grow this plant in well-drained soil.
2. Water once or twice a week or less often in wet and more often in dry weather.
3. Remove plants after frost or in the spring.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Lofos White, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container or three per 10-inch container. Use well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5, average daily temperatures of 60-76, and medium feed (150-250 ppm N). Pinch small containers once or twice and 10-inch baskets two or three times. Alternatively, grow plants trained up a wire trellis. This plant doesn't require PGRs and isn't prone to disease. You may see aphids, thrips, whiteflies, mites, slugs, and snails.
White, 3" long, trumpet-shaped flowers bloom from spring through fall.
Pinch one to three times depending on the size of the finished container.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base and foliage of each plant.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
You may see thrips, aphids, whiteflies, mites, slugs, and snails.
This plant isn't prone to disease. Don't overwater, which can lead to root rot and fungal infections. Water at the base of each plant in the morning, allowing the soil to dry between waterings. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse. We recommend using horizontal airflow fans. Space containers so sunlight can penetrate to the soil level of each plant.
Planting Lofos White Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container or three per 10-inch basket. Use a well-drained soil and completly bury the ellepot in the center or evenly spaced in the container. Pinch 4-inch pots once or twice. Pinch 10-inch baskets two or three times.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Lophospermum Lofos White Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||10-12 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Sun|