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Kohleria bogotensis

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to December
  • Height0.35m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourRed yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Kohleria bogotensis. This species is an upright perennial; the leaves are ovate dark green and toothed. The flowers are bell-shaped with red and yellow blooms which are borne singly or in pairs in the autumn to the early winter.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Columbia

Interest and use

Grown for their showy, tubular flowers borne mainly in summer.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Division of rhizomes in spring or by seed if available.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may be a problem.

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