A vigorous, tall climbing vine known for its gorgeous, bell-shaped, pinkish red flowers. It is native to southern Chile, where it is the national flower. It is not common knowledge that this vine is a monocot in the obscure Philesiaceae and produces sweet and pleasant edible fruits, known in Chile as pepino, and edible flowers, which taste much like succulent lettuce and would make an exquisite garnish for any salad. A beautiful ornamental suited to warm temperate climates in USDA zones 9 and 10. Seeds germinate after cold stratification for about a month. Seedlings are rather slow and do not like to be transplanted.