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Kohleria spicata

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height1.4m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourRed orange
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Kohleria spicata. Simple stems grow to 1.5m, and the leaves grow to 15cm; generally elliptic in shape with crenate margins. The flowers are solitary or in pseudo-racemes or clusters; the corolla tube is 2cm long and orange scarlet in colour.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Mexico and South America

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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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