Monday, 23 October 2017

Scrophularia calliantha

Scrophularia calliantha
A very choice member of this often rather weedy genus from Gran Canaria. It has relatively large (2cm) pouch shaped flowers – lemon yellow within contrasting with relatively large rich red petals. The resemblance to the related Phygelius is quite noticeable in this species. The foliage is lush rich dark green.
Scrophularia calliantha
Untried in the UK but almost certainly tender, requiring a frost-free greenhouse in winter but flowering throughout so worth it. Any well-drained soil in sun or part shade.
£8



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