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Seemannia nematanthodes

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Photo credit J.C. Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

Hardy Gloxinia

Seemannia (Gloxinia) nematanthodes which we originally (and mistakenly) offered as Achimenes heterophylla, produces very showy bright red inflated flowers in late summer above dark velvety green leaves. A somewhat succulent perennial, forming colonies to about one foot tall from tubers that look like little pinecones. This plant will over winter in the South but should have a winter mulch. As weather warms, remove this covering to allow new shoots to emerge. Given rich soil and ample water, these plants will thrive during hot summers. Plant in semi-shady site with good drainage but with irrigation. We originally obtained this special little plant from a private garden in Beaufort, South Carolina. Our friends at Plant Delights Nursery offer a very similar plant with perhaps more yellow in the throat of the flower. They collected it in Argentina and offer it by the variety name 'Evita'.

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Height
8-10 Inches

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Spread
10-20 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Dies back
Growth Rate in the Garden
Fast
Soil Properties
Well-drained
Sandy
Rich
Moist
Sun Requirements
Part Shade