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Alonsoa warscewiczii

Mask flower

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Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


Alonsoa warscewiczii

Plant details

Native to Peru, Alonsoa warscewiczii bears masses of brilliant scarlet flowers on strong, wiry stems, in contrast with rich green leaves. It looks lovely grown in large clumps at the front of a sunny, mixed border, and makes an interesting cut flower.

Grow Alonsoa warscewiczii in well-drained soil in full sun. A tender perennial, plants may be overwintered in a heated greenhouse or conservatory. Alternatively, sow fresh seed each year. Plant outside when all risk of frost has passed.

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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