Mitraria

Mitraria spp.

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Mitraria coccinea 1 by Franz Xaver (CC-BY-SA-3.0)
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Mitraria coccinea 1 by Franz Xaver (CC-BY-SA-3.0)
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Mitraria is a genus comprising of just 1 species of woody climber, M. coccinea, this genus is thus termed monotypic. Also known as Chilean mitre flower or scarlet mitre pod. This species resides in the Gesneriaceae family and is native to Chile where it is found in temperate rainforests. It is a popular garden plant grown for its attractive scarlet-orange tubular flowers, thriving in cool, moist climates in a sheltered position.

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Planning

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Summer

Propagation

Special features

Origin

Chile.

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Gesneriaceae

Flower colour

Red, Orange