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Alonsoa warscewiczii

Mask flower

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (204848)

Plant details

Alonsoa bears masses of brilliant scarlet flowers that provide a blaze of colour from July to October. It is found growing wild in Peru and is best grown as a half-hardy annual for summer bedding in this country. Sow seed indoors in early spring and plant out once the danger of frost has passed in May or June.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Alonsoa

Species: warscewiczii

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April


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