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Mask flower

Alonsoa spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Mask flower Overview

    A genus of 12 perennial herbaceous and shrubby species that are often grown horticulturally as annual plants. Growing from 30-100cm, they have small, oval, serrated leaves and flower colours range from reds, oranges and yellows to white and blue. Naturally they grow in sloped stony areas and scrubland in tropical and subtropical Central and Western South America.

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    How to propagate Mask flower

    Seed

    Propagate by seed, which are sown where they are to grow, in late spring.

    Other uses of Mask flower

    Ornamental, floral interest. May be used for cut flowers.