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Mitraria coccinea

Common Name:Mitre flower

Plant Family: Gesneriaceae

Mitraria coccinea
Price:  £8.50




Size/Qty:  1 litre pot

Suggested Use:  Covering Walls/Fences
Planting Style:  Exotic
Season of Interest:  Spring to early summer
Position/ Situation:  Sheltered Wall
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Orange
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  large (up to 12 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Climbing
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  Well drained Loam/Peat
Soil PH:  Acid soil
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy to minus 5 deg. C

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.

Mainland UK  £6 - £8.50 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £4
Click and Collect FREE Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands £6 - £10
Guernsey & Jersey £20 European Union £15 - £20

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Please allow up to 7 working days for your order to be despatched. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) 

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);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

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

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