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Gloxinia sylvatica 'Bolivian Sunset'

 
Gloxinia sylvatica 'Bolivian Sunset'

Family gesneriaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers red (fall-winter)
Size 24"
Light part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil, not too dry

Orange-red flowers over a clump of dark-green, elongated leaves. Not sure how it will cope with our winter – the same page claims a hardiness range of USDA zone 8-11 while saying to "protect from frost". I will not go to any length to protect our specimen from the predictable freezes we get here in Houston, so I'll just find out how it does.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: foundation border

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