Large numbers of medium sized, exotic-looking, purple, trumpet-shaped blossoms open on very many long, thin, branching and dividing stems, all clad in lacy foliage. This "Hardy Gloxinia" is completely different from most of the other forms, and it can actually flower in as little as ten weeks after sowing!
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:Hardy Gloxinia