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Mitraria coccinea 'Lake Caburgua'
Mitraria coccinea 'Lake Caburgua'

Family: Gesneriaceae
Hardiness: Zone 8a-9
Mature Size: 4'-15'
Exposure: Sun to Half Sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Water Needs: Moist to Average
Origin: Chile
Price: $18.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P3416

A plant we got from Michael Wickenden at Cally Gardens in Scotland who collected this in Chile.  The flowers on this form seem a bit larger than typical as if they need to get any better.  Wild orange-red dangling tubular pouches beckon man and hummingbird alike.  Can clamber up into trees or kept small and shrubby by a bit of clipping.  Sadly Michael died in October 2016 while plant hunting in Myanmar which is a keen loss as he was an uncompromising plantsman who was not afraid to take on nonsensical and misguided bureaucracy whether it was plant patents or ponderous legislation regarding wild and plant seed collection.