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Macleania insignis

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height2.5m to 4.5m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourOrange deep red
  • Leaf ColourRed tinted green

Description

Macleania insignis. This is an open-growing shrub, It will flowers mainly during the summer and produces orange-red tubes with a hairy inside.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Flower arranging

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to plant in moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Propagation

Seed in spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by layering in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for scale insects under glass.

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