Incarvillea mairei var. grandiflora
Dwarf Hardy Gloxinia
20 - 30 cm
reddish purple - pink
June - July
acid - neutral
fairly hardy, but does not tolerate waterlogged soil
Incarvillea is a small genus of around 16 species in the family Bignoniaceae. Unlike most other species of that family, the members of this genus are native to the Himalayas and Tibet.
Division in spring.
Seed - sown in late winter
Seed not covered as it needs light to germination. Stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.
Verly large flowers resembling a gloxinia.