The Chilean Bellflower Featured in
The original name of the national flower of Chile is Lapageria Rosea, though most people know it as the Chilean bellflower. This vine flower originates from Chilean mountainous forests—it grows well in the shade of trees and cannot stand the direct sun. Chile's gardeners do their best to create suitable conditions so that the beautiful pink and bright red blooms will ornate their gardens, fences, and arbors. This seemingly delicate plant is in fact surprisingly enduring, and a flower can last on a vine up to three weeks. The blooming season is also long: from September through May.