Pot Size: 7.5 litre
Description: From a seed collection gathered with Dan Hinkley in 2003 on our second expedition together to Vietnam. Gathered from the forest as we came down from spending a wild wet night near the top of Fansipan, the highest mountain in the north of the country. We collected the starry seed capsules from a small tree with only small elliptic glossy leaves glaucous below. It was several years later by the time we had grown the progeny to flowering size, when it bore an abundance of cherry-red cupped flowers composed of up to 20 elliptic tepals. We grow several plants in our gardens, which have shrugged off the –15C in cold winter of 2010/11. Easily grown in a fertile humus enriched soil with good drainage, in good light without being too hot or light shade.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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