Eccremocarpus Plant Growing & Care Guide for Gardeners

In this Gardener's HQ guide, we'll explore cultivating Eccremocarpus plants in your garden, indoor spaces, and other settings.

Chilean Glory Flower: Cultivation & Garden Use

Members of Eccremocarpus are shrubby climbers.

Although they are hardy or half hardy perennials they are usually grown as half hardy annuals in warm climates.

They carry tubular orange, yellow or red flowers in the summer.

More common names for Eccremocarpus include Glory flower and Chilean Glory flower.

Chilean Glory Flower Eccremocarpus
Chilean glory flower photograph by Jess Beemouse, CC

How to Grow Eccremocarpus

Eccremocarpus Growing Guide and Facts

Common Names: Chilean Glory Flower.
Family: Bignoniaceae.
Life Cycle: Hardy perennial. Half hardy perennial usually grown as a half hardy annual by gardeners.
Height: 50 to 275 inches (125 to 700 cm).
Native: South America.
Growing Region: Zones 5 to 10. As a perennial in 8 to 10.
Flowers: Summer.
Flower Details: Yellow, red, pink, orange. Tubular.
Foliage: Evergreen.
Sow Outside: Cover seeds. Three weeks after last frost. Spacing: 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm).
Sow Inside: Germination time: two weeks to two months. Temperature 61 to 70°F (16 to 21°C), five or six weeks in advance. Transplant outdoors three weeks after the last frost.
Requirements: Full sunlight. Good drainage. Rich soil. Moist soil. Light soils. Provide trellis.

How to Grow Glory Flower (Eccremocarpus)

You can grow Glory flowers outside by sowing the seed in the middle of spring (after the last frost); simply cover the seeds with topsoil once sown.

They should be grown in a sunny area of the garden that has good drainage. Glory flowers like to grow in a soil that is moist and light in nature.

If you plan to start the Eccremocarpus genus plants off indoors first then they should be prepared about 5 or 6 weeks before they are due to be transplanted into the garden in the middle of spring.

They will take about two to eight weeks to germinate at 16 to 21 degrees centigrade.

Eccremocarpus photograph by Leonora Enking.

Caring for Glory Flowers

The young Glory flower should be spaced at about 30 cm apart (though its better just to grow one plant) onto a trellis so that it can climb. If you plan to grow Glory flowers as perennials then they should be pruned at the beginning of spring.

Common Questions

How many members does the Eccremocarpus genus have?

The Eccremocarpus genus contains five species.

Do members of Eccremocarpus make a good garden or landscaping plant?

Yes, the Chilean Glory Flower (Eccremocarpus) is a lovely climbing plant that adds a splash of color to gardens.

Which Eccremocarpus species are most frequently grown by gardeners?

Eccremocarpus scaber (Chilean Glory Flower) is the most popularly grown species in gardens.

Are members of the Eccremocarpus plant genus fragrant?

No, Eccremocarpus species are not known for their fragrance.

What is the perfect location to grow Eccremocarpus?

Eccremocarpus thrives in a sunny, sheltered spot with well-drained soil.

Is Eccremocarpus invasive in the USA, if so in which states?

Currently, Eccremocarpus is not considered invasive in the USA.

How do I remove Eccremocarpus plants from my garden?

To remove Eccremocarpus, dig out the entire plant, ensuring you remove all roots to prevent regrowth.


The Eccremocarpus genus, commonly known as Chilean Glory Flower, includes about 4 species of evergreen perennials native to South America. These climbing plants are adorned with clusters of small, tubular flowers that bloom from spring to fall, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.

Eccremocarpus plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil. They can be grown from seeds and need a support structure to climb. Although they are frost-tender, they can be grown as annuals in cooler regions or overwintered indoors. In milder climates, they can be left outside with some winter protection.

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