Mitraria coccinea

Mitraria coccinea

Mitre flower

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

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not 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: Mitraria coccinea
  • Common name: Mitre flower
  • Family: Gesneriaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Conservatory
Flower colour:

Orange

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Mirtre flower, Mitraria coccinea, is an exotic spreading perennial native to Chile. It can be grown as a scrambling vine or trained to grow as a climber, usually in a conservatory but it may also be grown in very sheltered gardens. It bears large, orange-scarlet, tubular flowers in summer, which contrast beautifully with its dark green leaves. Eventually it can grow into a small shrub.

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Grow Mitraria coccinea in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered spot or under glass. Protect from frost in winter and feed regularly during the flowering season, especially if growing in a container.

How to grow Mitraria coccinea

  • Plant size

    2m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy, tender
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / 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
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 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 flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not 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

Mitraria coccinea and wildlife

Mitraria coccinea has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Mitraria coccinea poisonous?

Mitraria coccinea 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