Agapetes is a semi-climbing shrub genus native to the Himalayas, grown as an ornamental for its attractive pendulous benches of red tubular flowers blooming over a long period. It is mostly grown in climates from cool temperate to sub-tropical. Propagation is from cuttings. Agapetes has 245 species and 147 are accepted out of 245. In the UK, the cultivar ‘Ludgvan Cross’ has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.