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Mask Flower

Alonsoa meridionalis

Photo by Riley Pollom (CC BY 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Mask Flower

Some orange Alonsoa meridionalis flowers on a plant
A close up of a Alonsoa meridionalis plant with green toothed leaves and an orange flower

Mask Flower Overview

Alonsoa meridionalis is an ornamental, perennial species in the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae. These perennial plants are often grown as annuals in the UK for their bright orange flowers. They are similar to those of poppies and they are often used in the cut flower industry. Foliage is oppositely arranged, oval in shape and leaves have toothed edges. This half-hardy species can be grown in mild climates, it does best in rich, well-draining soil. Its recommended to pinch out young growth to encourage a bushy habit. Popular cultivars such as Alonsoa meridionalis ‘Rebel’ have been bred for use in gardens that bloom with bright crimson-red flowers.

How to propagate Mask Flower

Seed

Special features of Mask Flower

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Mask Flower

Ornamental, floral interest, cut flowers. Often grown as an annual.