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Common Name: Mitre flower
Plant Family: Gesneriaceae
2 in stock
Quantity or Pot size: 1 litre pot
(Or 'Lago Puyehue'?) This half hardy, semi trailing evergreen shrub comes from the temperate rain forests of Chile. In late spring and early summer it produces long orange-red tubular flowers. It can be grown outdoors in a very sheltered location, ideally against a warm wall. In hard winters the taller growth may be frosted back but it should re-shoot from the base. It needs acidic soil. If you decide to grow it in a pot it should really be moved into a greenhouse for protection over the winter.
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.