Watch as a flower expert and professional gardener demonstrates how to plant and care for fall-blooming Incarvillea bulbs in this free online video about home gardening.
YOLANDA VANVEEN: Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of Expert Village. In this series, we're learning all about fall-blooming flower bulbs. And another one of my favorites is Incarvillea or Flowering Fern, or Hardy Gloxinia, has lots of nicknames. An Incarvillea is a plant from China and it's just a tuber like a Dahlia. So with tubers, I just plant 'em sideways. There's a little ring on one--on one of the ends that has an eye, and the growth will come out of that eye. So you could either plant it up and down, but I found it's much easier to plant them sideways 'cause they will work their way up from any direction, and sometimes they'll even get starts on the sides. They're a beautiful plant that'll do sun or shade. I put 'em in shade and I put them in full sun. Either way, they are gorgeous. They look like a fern with beautiful pink flowers on 'em, and they'll bloom summer through fall. So it's a great color in the shade--you don't see a lot of pink color in your shade garden--and they're easy to grow. And once you plant 'em, usually you have them for years and years and years. Gorgeous plant from China that does well anywhere else in America as well. In our next segment, we'll talk about Tricyrtis or Toad Lilies.