Pot Size: 2 litre
Description: Not the most well known species, but well worth cultivating for its generous display of bright red flowers from mid-summer. Only introduced to cultivation in the 1990's from Venezuela, which is fairly close to where we collected this form in El Cocuy, Colombia in February 2015. Where it forms a much smaller plant 40-60cm tall, but with similar lightly pubescent and textured foliage that furnishes the plants well. A wonderful foil for the terminal extending spikes of orange-red flowers held above on dark purple stems, a colour that is shared with the finely haired calyces. Although classified as herbaceous perennials the plants we collected from at well over 3,100m, were quite woody at their bases. Best cultivated with some caution until hardiness is tested, but will require plenty of sun.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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