Alonsoa warscewiczii

Alonsoa warscewiczii

Mask flower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Alonsoa warscewiczii
  • Common name: Mask flower
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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