Julie, no it's not fragrant...if it was it would really be the ultimate plant.
Doesn't have to get all the big to bloom either, this ones in a 2 1/2 gall. ( I think) pot, on a trellis probably about 18-24 in. tall. Blooms on old and new growth.
Dave I can't grow the Iochroma's !! Think our summers are too hot. They do well for me thru the spring/early summer, and if I can nurse them thru June- Oct. they'll be nice thru the fall/winter. But I gave up on my last one this summer.....
I love that blue one !!
This was my purple last fall, it died on me this summer tho..
I'll set aside some seeds for you too Carol. These shrubs are not easy to grow in warm climates - they come from higher elevations and are accustomed to cool nights. They need tons of water, but I guess that is not a problem where you are....
OK Iochroma-lovers, I was able to find a few fruits on I. grandiflora, but no I. cyanea. I do not know how long they remain viable, but these are fresh fruits, and I think I should send them out ASAP. Pop me your shipping adress and any hints in a c-mail, and I'll send them out on the 3rd of Jan.