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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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.

Further Reading....

  • 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 -

Buy Varieties of JOVELLANA

JOVELLANA punctata

JOVELLANA punctata  >

Pale lilac flowers with darker spots and a yellow flash
individually £14.00 each, 3+ £12.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant


JOVELLANA violacea  >

Lilac blue Calceolaria-like flowers
individually £14.00 each, 3+ £12.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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