This gorgeous plant bears dark pink trumpet flowers in early summer and late spring, and takes less than a year to flower, growing well in direct sun. It is more compact than Incarvillea delavayi, and is rarely seen in the trade, and although it looks tender it is in fact utterly hardy and can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Dwarf Hardy Gloxinia