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Genus of 4 to 6 species of herbaceous perennials and semi-evergreen subshrubs found on streambanks and at forest margins in New Zealand and Chile.
They are classified as members of the figwort or mint family.
The spots within the two-lipped flowers are landing pad indicators for pollinating insects.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perrenials and semi-evergreen subshrubs.
Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - if growing in greenhouse use loamless compost. Full light but shade from hot sun and give plenty of ventilation
Full sun - needs winter mulch
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their showy 2-lipped flowers.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - New Zealand, Chile.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
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