Lapageria rosea is a climbing shrub native to Chile. It has thin stems, which stretch up to about two meters in height, very branched; the evergreen leaves are ovate, dark green, thick and leathery. From late spring until early autumn it produces many large flowers, up to 3-3.9in/8-10 cm long, in the shape of an elongated trumpet, hanging; the flowers of the rosy lapageria can be red, white or bright pink, but there are many hybrids, even with mottled flowers. The petals are waxy and thick. They produce small rounded, edible fruits with a sweetish flavor.