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Gloxinia nematanthodes 'Evita'

Evita Hardy Gloxinia

Item #: 5556

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Argentina

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This amazing Plant Delights Nursery introduction from 4,000' elevation in Argentina is a great addition to our list of winter-hardy gesneriads. Gloxinia nematanthodes 'Evita' is late to emerge...usually June in NC. The compact, 1' tall x 4' wide mass of short stems, bearing soft green foliage, is topped, starting in August, with 1" long bells of the most brilliant orange-red we have ever seen on anything other than a custom Ferrari. For us, flowering attracts hummingbirds and continues until frost. Gloxinia nematanthodes also spreads by above-ground stolons, soon making a wonderful groundcover. If you like brilliant colors, grab your camera and sunglasses.

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