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Smithiantha ‘Orange King’

Temple bells

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourOrange-red yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Smithiantha ‘Orange King’ (Temple bells). A vigorous, upright perennial with large, deep green leaves with red marks. Tubular, orange-red flowers with yellow lips, are borne in early summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil in dappled sunlight. They will need a minimum winter temperature of about 60°F (15°C). If grown outside the tropics it should be treated as greenhouse or conservatory plants. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings or by dividing the rhizomes.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings or by divisions of rhizomes in early spring.

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