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Mitraria coccinea
Common Name: Chilean Mitre Flower Family: Gesneriaceae (The African Violet Family)

Mitraria coccinea
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This charming but uncommon Chilean and Argentinian shrub offers tubular firey orange flowers and evergreen foliage on red stems for the shadier parts of the garden. It will likely bloom in mid to late spring and perhaps intermittently thereafter until September.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Temperate rainforests at moderately high elevations of mountains.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourOrange 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen Good Fall Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourRed 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Aconitum hemsleyanum
Lobelia syphilitica
Fatshedera lizei "'Lemon & Lime' / 'Annemieke'"

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