What plant is this?
Our grand daughter picked out this plant from a picture at a garden show. We bought it bare root. We forgot to take a picture of the display or ask what plant it was. We live in northern Illinois, will it survive the winter in zone 5? Or will it have to be dug up and stored similar to cannas and callas?
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It took a team to identify this pretty plant!
Incarvillea delavayi, growing zones 3-9.
Grow in full sun or partial shade.
Not the easiest plant to succeed with, particularly in regions with hot, humid summers. The fleshy taproot must have excellent drainage, especially in regions with wet winters, so best success is usually had by growing in a rock garden or raised bed. A winter mulch is recommended in Zones 5 and 6.