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Alonsoa warscewiczii

Mask flower

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Alonsoa warscewiczii
  • Common name: Mask flower
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Alonsoa warscewiczii

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Alonsoa warscewiczii and wildlife

Alonsoa warscewiczii has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Alonsoa warscewiczii poisonous?

Alonsoa warscewiczii has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People