(Chilean Mitre Flower) Mitraria coccinea is an unusual plant growing as a shrub or climber with large, bright orange-scarlet, tubular flowers throughout summer.
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An exciting and unusual plant, Mitraria coccinea thrives in many sheltered gardens and has large, bright orange-scarlet, tubular flowers throughout summer. It is native to South America and can be found growing wild in the forest of Chile.
A low spreading, evergreen with dark green leaves, this plant can be grown as a standalone shrub or alternatively trained as a climbing wall plant. Can also be grown outside in a large container if moved into a greenhouse or similar in the winter (unless in very mild parts of the UK)
- Position: Sheltered in full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Mitraria coccinea requires protection from cold winter winds and frost in most gardens and usually grows better in southern parts of the U.K.
- Flowering Period: May - July.
- Flower Colour: Scarlet-orange
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: In most parts of the UK Mitraria coccinea will grow to be a small or medium sized, loosely branching climber/shrub.
- Height: 1.5 - 2 m (5 - 6 ft).
- Spread: 1.5 - 2 m (5 - 6 ft).
- Please be aware that Mitraria coccinea can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our guarantee.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Small (less than 1.5m)
- Growing Conditions
- Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Flowers in Summer, Suitable for Containers