Chickabiddy is a showy South American climber. Originally grown as a conservatory plant, it will thrive against a sunny, sheltered wall or fence and is ideal for hanging baskets. The tubular, snapdragonikeappear from mid summer until the first frost.
Popular species and hybrids Asarina antirrbiniflora is a colourful mixture with attractively marked red or blue flowers.
Asarina erubescens has tubular, pink flowers borne in profusion. Hybrids contain a wide range of colours, including red, rose, pink, lavender, purple, blue and white.
Sowin trays or filled with moist under glass in early spring, maintaining a temperature of 18-21 °C (64-70°F).
When theare large enough to handle, prick them out into pots, then harden off and plant out in late spring.
Space the plants 20cm (8 in) apart in well-drained soil in a sunny spot. Climbing varieties will need support.
Liquidin the summer.
Pests and diseases: Chickabiddy is generally trouble free, althoughcan be a problem.