• Mitraria coccinea

    Posted on July 11, 2014 by in Climbing plants, Collector Plants, evergreen, Good Pot Plant, Ground cover, shade tolerant, Shrubs

    Something less like the ubiquitous African Violet would seem almost impossible but this South American trailing evergreen shrub is in fact in the same family.

    It will trail across the ground, grow up anything it is tried to or make an interesting hanging basket subject if you are into such things (I find they dry out too fast and I’m always banging my head on them!)

    It has small glossy green leaves and slightly curved orange trumpet flowers throughout the warmer months and as long as it is kept moist and in a shaded but light environment it can and will happily grow steps to 2metres long or more. I have successfully grown it through the naked nether regions of a well grown Rhododendron and it gives me flowers at a different time of the year.

    I have plants in 6″ pots for $18.50Mitraria coccinea

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